Artifact Details

Title

305 RAMAC name plate

Catalog Number

102766475

Type

Physical Object

Date

1956

Manufacturer

International Business Machines (IBM)

Place Manufactured

New York, NY, U.S.A.

Identifying Numbers

Model number 305 Located on the face of the object. The twop printed line of text.
Other number 2,708,722 Patent number located on the face of the object.

Dimensions

overall: 1/8 in x 3 1/2 in x 2 in

Description

The object is a name plate/ patent plate for the IBM 305 RAMAC process unit. Random Access Method of Accounting and control [RAMAC] was the first magnetic disk storage device.

The object is rectangular with holes in each corner for screws. The card is divided into three horizontal sections. The top and bottom section are black with silver print and the middle section is silver with black print.

Category

Ephemera/nameplate / sign

Credit

Gift of Bill Yee

Lot Number

X8358.2018