Artifact Details

Title

305-A RAMAC name plate

Catalog Number

102766479

Type

Physical Object

Date

1955

Manufacturer

International Business Machines (IBM)

Place Manufactured

New York, N.Y., U.S.A.

Identifying Numbers

Model number 305-A Printed in white in the middle of the front of the card.
Other number 2, 708,722 Patent number

Dimensions

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

Description

The object is a name plate/ patent plate for the IBM 305-A RAMAC process unit. Random Access Method of Accounting and Control [RAMAC] was the first magnetic disk storage device. The 305-A was the prototype version of which 14 units were built.

The plate is black metal with white print. It is laminated in thick clear plastic.

Category

Ephemera/nameplate / sign

Credit

Gift of Bill Yee

Lot Number

X8358.2018