Mainframe Computer Component, Micropoise Relay from the Athena


This is a part 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.

This metal and plastic relay has Model #645600. It is marked: SERIAL NO. (/) 841-AHS. It is also marked: Micropoise (/) Relay. It is also marked: Cook Electric Company Chicago, Illinois.

Date Made: ca 1957

Maker: Cook Electric Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Illinois, Chicago

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Credit Line: Carnegie Mellon University

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1983.3001.35Nonaccession Number: 1983.3001Catalog Number: 1983.3001.35

Object Name: mainframe computer componentsmainframe computer component

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3 cm x 5 cm x 6 cm; 1 3/16 in x 1 31/32 in x 2 3/8 in


Record Id: nmah_1404311

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