Artifact Details

Title

Mercury Delay Line

Catalog Number

X282.83

Type

Physical object

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Dimensions

880 x 60 diameter mm

Description

Label copy that went with a diagram next to the object in Boston: Diagram of mercury delay line memory. Bits circulate as ultrasonic pulses in the memory tank and are converted to electrical signals which can be amplified, rectified, and read in or out. Diodes were clustered in plug-units (lower left). Longer plug-in units (upper right) contained short electrical delay lines.

Category

Memory: delay line

Credit

Gift of Arthur Uhlir

Lot Number

X282.83