Ferranti Sirius magnetostrictive delay line

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Date Introduced
1958
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 16 1/8 in x 14 1/4 in x 1 in
Manufacturer
Ferranti Ltd.
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
UK
Keywords
Electronic; mechanical; Magnetostrictive
Object ID
XD230.80
Memory Type
Delay Line

Like all delay line memories, a stream of bits continuously circulated and was accessible only at one point. The medium here was a thin strip of special metal rolled into a coil, with transducers at either end.