Artifact Details

Title

UNIVAC tape reel

Catalog Number

102735640

Type

Physical object

Date

1951 ca.

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Other number 23718 Printed in black on the back of the unit
Other number 82.154.01A Handwritten in black ink on the back of the tape reel; deprecated LLNL number
Other number UCRL 23718 Scratched by hand on back of unit

Dimensions

overall: 9 1/8 in x 8 in x 5/16 in

Description

This unit is an 8-inch diameter metal tape reel which is silver on both sides. "UNIVAC" is written in large white letters on the front of the unit. The back includes a piece of red tape. A white label reading "LIFT ME" can be found on both the front and the back of the unit. According to the paper in which this unit was packed, this tape reel was used for visitors to experience weight differnce with conventional mylar tape. A rubber retainer keeps the tape from unraveling.

Category

Memory & storage/

Credit

Gift of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

Lot Number

X4575.2008