Mainframe Computer Component, Connectors


These four wooden rods are painted black. Each has one metal cover at one end and two metal pieces, separated by a short length of the rod, at the other. The rods are color-coded as follows:

1. long rod - brown and red stripes near end with one metal piece. Brown and two red strips near end with two metal pieces.

2. long rod - cream colored and black stripes near end with one metal piece. Yellow, black and brown stripes near end with two metal pieces.

3. shorter rod - red and orange stripes near end with one metal piece. Brown, black and lighter brown stripes near end with two metal pieces.

4. shorter rod - no color-coded stripes - exposed gold section near end with two pieces and near other end - this rod has a maker's mark.

These objects are associated with Margaret Fox and may come from the SEAC computer.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Computers, Computers & Business Machines


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Vicki Stauffacher

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2013.3034.13Catalog Number: 2013.3034.13Nonaccession Number: 2013.3034

Object Name: mainframe computer component

Physical Description: wood (cylinder material)metal (endpieces material)Measurements: overall: .6 cm x 16.2 cm x 2.5 cm; 1/4 in x 6 3/8 in x 31/32 in


Record Id: nmah_1448979

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