Mainframe Computer Component, IBM 7070 SMS (Standard Modular System) Card

Description:

Insurance companies have long depended of computing devices for their work. From January of 1963 until mid-August of 1974, Acacia Mutual Life Insurance Company had an IBM 7070 mainframe computer instralled in its data processing department in Washington, D.C. The IBM 7070 was a large transistorized mainframe computer, the business version of the IBM 7090. The IBM 7070 used SMS (standardized modular system) cards, circuits used not only in computers in IBM's 7000 and 1400 series, but on peripheral devices for computers in the series. Such cards would by superseded by the SLT (solid logic technology) cards of the IBM 360 computer. This card is marked on the back: 492245 B.

Date Made: 1963

Maker: IBM

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Computers

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Credit Line: ACACIA MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY (THROUGH MARTIN M WEAVER AND GEORGE R WALTER)

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1977.0456.32Accession Number: 1977.0456Catalog Number: 336057

Object Name: Mainframe Component

Measurements: overall: .9 cm x 11.5 cm x 6.6 cm; 11/32 in x 4 17/32 in x 2 19/32 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-b3f7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_334838

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