Artifact Details


CDC 1604 operator's console, center section

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Physical object


Control Data Corporation (CDC)

Identifying Numbers

Other number 62170 Label attached over program counter
Other number 8-022-00 White paper label attached to cable under top


overall: 42 3/4 in x 73 in x 30 in


Object is the center part of the console for the CDC 1604. There is a formica table top on a steel frame supported by a metal pedestal. On top is a wide panel with many rows of indicator lights behind glass with a button for each light, and a row of toggle switches. There is also a key-lock, power on/off pushbuttons, and five rotary switches for entering octal values. Underneath the tabletop are two shallow drawers. On the pedestal under the top is a potentiometer labeled from 0 to 10 and a speaker behind a grille. The actual Program Counter display area is covered by a label with the number 62170, probably for exhibit purposes.


I/O/console / panel


Gift of Jim Payne

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