Artifact Details

Title

Whirlwind core memory stack base

Catalog Number

102735261

Type

Physical object

Date

1951

Manufacturer

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Identifying Numbers

Other number 0002 Printed in white paint on three sides.
Other number BANK A Engraved on a black plastic tag on two sides.
Other number Nonr 2956(00)- Printed in white paint on three sides.
Other number WRDC Printed in white paint on three sides.

Dimensions

overall: 3 1/2 in x 29 3/4 in x 29 5/8 in

Description

The object is a heavy gauge metal panel with a large rectangular hole in the middle with three vertical sides folded up from the panel. The fourth side is open with mounting angles, presumably to attach some form of cover. There is a large terminal strip mounted perpendicular to the panel, along the open side. There is a patch of clear tape with "Core Memory unit from Control Room" handwritten in black marker.

Category

Component/other

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