Artifact Details

Title

IBM 1620 Console Type Ball

Catalog Number

X1583.99A

Type

Physical object

Date

1959 ca.

Manufacturer

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Dimensions

1 1/8 x 1 1/4 x 1 1/4

Description

Prototype 1620 element (note heavy usage) was used for the 1620-1 console (Selectric) feature never announced. Note: the small size type element release tabs atop each element. These were later made larger as secretaies companied and then replaced by a 'pump handle' type lever.

Category

Miscellaneous/other

Lot Number

X1583.99A-H