Artifact Details

Title

Whirlwind magnetic tape drive

Catalog Number

102733620

Type

Physical object

Date

1951

Manufacturer

MIT

Place Manufactured

Waltham, Mass.

Identifying Numbers

Model number RX-2933A Embossed on a plate on the front
Other number 2 Unit number embossed on a plate on the front
Serial number 2 Embossed on a plate on the front
Serial number 21 Embossed on a plate on the front

Dimensions

overall: 32 in x 21 1/2 in x 12 in

Description

The object is a tape drive with a reel of 1/2-inch tape still attached and in place. Only the front part of the case is still in place. A tag attached to the front of the object reads "Lot 4, Mag Tape, Unit 2."

Category

Memory & storage/tape