Artifact Details

Title

Magnetic drum

Catalog Number

102735855

Type

Physical object

Manufacturer

Bryant Computer Products

Place Manufactured

Michigan USA

Identifying Numbers

Part number BM 1017 Stamped into the metal manufacturer's plate on side of object.
Serial number 60906 Stamped into the metal manufacturer's plate on side of object.

Dimensions

overall: 21 1/4 in x 15 in x 16 1/2 in; 13 1/2 in

Description

The object is a cylindrical enclosure canister, presumably containing the magnetic drum and its drive motor. On top of this canister is a thin printed circuit board, curved into a smaller cylinder and mounted on its edge. The board has the label "HEAD MATRIX L335003562" printed on it. There are 128 individual paper labels stuck around the board, numbered from 0 to 127. There are wires extending from the board into the top of the drum canister, and also wires leading to four cable connectors of assorted types. There is a four-prong power connector as well, but only three of the prongs have connecting wires. At the bottom, the main canister is mounted on a heavy gauge metal base plate with shock-mount feet.

Category

Memory & storage/drum