Software (punched tapes) for a CDC 160 Minicomputer


Five of these punched paper tapes are of black paper,one of these is very short. The remaining two are of light blue plastic. The individual tapes are 1 inch (2.6 cm.) wide. They were used with the CDC 160 minicomputer in acquisition number 1977.0173.

Control Data introduced the CDC 160 in 1960, following the design of Seymour Cray. According to the accession file, the example in the Smithsonian collections was the first produced. The machine was discarded in 1974. Hence the rough date of 1965 assigned to various components.

Date Made: ca 1965

Maker: Control Data

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Department of Defense

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1983.3004.01Catalog Number: 1983.3004.01Nonaccession Number: 1983.3004

Object Name: minicomputer componentminicomputer component, software

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 16.7 cm x 6.6 cm x 6.6 cm; 6 9/16 in x 2 5/8 in x 2 5/8 in


Record Id: nmah_1368964

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