Artifact Details

Title

Magnetic Tape Cluster

Catalog Number

X315.84

Type

Physical object

Date

1963 ca.

Manufacturer

Burroughs Corporation

Place Manufactured

Westlake Calif., U.S.

Identifying Numbers

B02063W Metal label on side
Model number B-500
Serial number B02062w Metal label on side

Dimensions

overall: 43 1/4 in x 37 1/2 in x 30 1/4 in

Description

Original loan ran from 1/16/1984 to 1/1/1989.
Object is a metal frame supporting four tape stations. Each station has a take-up reel and a feed reel on a coaxial spindle. Tape was threaded from the feed reel past the read/write head via a vacuum channel through the take-up reel. There is a bag of the broken plastic covers attached to the unit. Maintenance tag has dates from 1967, 1968, and 1969.

Category

Memory: tape

Credit

On loan from Design Pak Inc.

Lot Number

X315.84