Artifact Details

Title

Whirlwind magnetic drum

Catalog Number

102626694

Type

Physical object

Date

1952

Manufacturer

Electronic Research Associates (ERA)

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Serial number 103

Dimensions

overall: 23 in x 33 in x 32 in

Description

Magnetic drum used on Whirlwind for secondary memory. It stored 24,576 words and had 1,800 revolutions per minute (rpm).

Category

Memory/drum

Subject

mechanical; Electronic

Lot Number

XD28.80