Mainframe Computer Components, Athena Modules #72480

Description:

This is a collection of parts from the Burroughs Athena computer commissioned by the U.S. Air Force and built by Remington Rand Univac. This computer was primarily for missile guidance and ran synchronized with an online guidance system. Each component contains resistors and five transistors. It may be part of a switch or the memory. One of them has an interesting blue plastic handle attached to the top.

Date Made: ca 1957

Maker: Remington Rand Univac

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Minnesota, St. Paul

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Computers

Exhibition:

Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Carnegie Mellon University

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1983.3001.22Nonaccession Number: 1983.3001Catalog Number: 1983.3001.22

Object Name: mainframe computer components

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)glass (overall material)metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 36.4 cm x 34.8 cm x 6.7 cm; 14 11/32 in x 13 11/16 in x 2 5/8 inpart: individual: 5.2 cm x 2.9 cm x 6.7 cm; 2 1/16 in x 1 5/32 in x 2 5/8 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-63f2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1404298

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