Artifact Details

Title

Whirlwind vacuum tube module

Catalog Number

102735005

Type

Physical object

Date

1951

Manufacturer

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Identifying Numbers

Other number 16824.15 Printed on the connector.
Other number 428-MCT-PFF II Handwritten on the vacuum tubes.
Other number T201-U P9 Found stamped into a silver label at the top of the handle.
Other number Z-2177 Printed twice on the top of the chassis.
Serial number 428 Printed on the top corner of the chassis.

Dimensions

overall: 9 1/4 in x 5 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in

Description

The record contains a Whirlwind I FF MOD II, MTC module, with two vacuum tubes, type 0258, attached to a chassis. The chassis has a handle at the top. At the bottom of the module there is a male connector. On either side of the chassis are two spring locking metal screws attached to brackets. Contained within the chassis are six phenolic boards with various components soldered on. There is a red "+" label on the top of the chassis.

Category

Component/module

Credit

Gift of the Digital Equipment Corporation

Lot Number

X115.82