Artifact Details

Title

ECHO IV Home Computer CPU

Catalog Number

X509.84

Type

Physical object

Date

1966

Manufacturer

Sutherland, James F.

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number ECHO IV Embossed on a metal panel attached to the top front of the object

Dimensions

overall: 76 in x 45 in x 22 in

Description

The object consists of a number of components housed in a wooden case. The case is divided vertically into two compartments. The CPU was apparently operated using a numeric keypad and keyboard, which were found with the object. The compartment in the front on the left has a status display and 8 rows of modules, most of which are missing. Two rectangular holes have been cut into the right side of the wooden case. On the front right are 3 rows of modules and a number of controls, meters, and fuses. Sample labels include MAGNETIC TAPES, CLOCK, PUNCH, KITCHEN CONSOLE, TRUNK, FUSE, and BLOWERS. On the back left are the back side of the module racks and various hand-wired bundles. On the back right are the attached power cord and a blower. Attached to the object on the back right is an envelope labeled "KEYS." Also found with the object are two additional modules, which have been packaged separately and attached to the object.

Category

Fixed-application digital computer: other

Credit

Gift of James F. Sutherland

Lot Number

X509.84