SWAC Williams Tube display

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Date
1949 ca.
Credit Line
Gift of Mac McLaughlin
Object ID
102710661

Unlike modern memory, data in “TV” tube memory can be viewed directly. SWAC’s code name “ZEPHYR” is on the face of the screen here. Because the technology was unproven, NBS insisted that magnetic drums be available as an alternative.