Artifact Details

Title

UNIVAC 494 maintenance panel

Catalog Number

X343.84A

Type

Physical object

Date

ca. 1966

Manufacturer

Sperry Rand Corporation

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number 494
Other number 3012-00 Type Number on label on rear
Serial number 0127

Dimensions

overall: 64 in x 36 1/4 in x 27 1/2 in

Description

There are three punch cards in a bag attached to the object. There are operating instructions on the cards

This unit was used by Travelers Insurance Co. as the central component of the first on-line computer communication system used by private industry. This system was developed by Travelers and first run on March 1- 1966. Alternative copy label: UNIVAC 494 Operator's Console, 1966 On-line transaction processing was enjoying high growth in the mid-1960s with most major U.S. corporations installing some type of data communications network across their organization sometime during the decade. The UNIVAC computer here was used by Traveller's Insurance as a central component of one of these early systems. This console was used for maintenance and testing purposes. Alternate text: On-line transaction processing was enjoying high growth in the mid-1960s with most major U.S. corporations installing some type of data communications network across their organization sometime during the decade. The UNIVAC computer here was used by Traveller's Insurance as a central component of one of these early systems. This console was used for maintenance and testing purposes.

Category

Digital computer: mainframe

Credit

Gift of Francis Hjarne

Lot Number

X343.84A-C