Artifact Details

Title

UNIVAC drum controller

Catalog Number

102733798

Type

Physical object

Date

ca. 1958

Manufacturer

Remington Rand Univac Division of Sperry Rand Corporation

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number 6908-00 Printed on yellow paper label affixed to control panel on front of unit.
Serial number 105 Printed on yellow paper label affixed to control panel on front of unit.

Dimensions

overall: 71 in x 59 1/4 in x 28 1/2 in

Description

This unit is a drum controller made by Remington Rand UNIVAC. The front of the unit has an elaborate control panel including selector dials, an on/off switch, several plugs, many up/down switches and a large (18 across by 4 down) plugboard panel. Labels on the control panel include "PROBE READER" and "DISABLE WRITER." Circuit boards are populated mostly by vacuum tubes, but several include discrete transistors. Several circuit boards are stamped with dates from 1958. Several paper maintenance labels are attached to the boards with dates of 1969 and 1970 indicating the machine was still in operation at that time.

Category

Memory & storage/drum