Artifact Details

Title

Prototype rope memory unit

Catalog Number

XD115.76

Type

Physical object

Date

1963

Manufacturer

Burroughs Corporation

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Serial number SN013 Agc 4 Greenkey #1

Dimensions

1 x 5 x 8 1/2 in.

Copyright Holder

Mark Richards

Description

This is a prototype rope memory unit made by Burroughs for the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory for their development of the Apollo Guidance Computer by 1963. It was not selected for the computer, rather a design submitted by Raytheon won.

Category

Memory: other

Subject

mechanical; magnetic

Credit

Gift of the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory

Lot Number

XD115.76