Mainframe Computer Peripheral, Reservisor Agent's Set

Description:

This is part of a system called the Reservisor, an early attempt to automate booking on commercial airlines. In the mid-twentieth century, Teleregister Corporation of Stamford, Connecticut, made several models of agent set, including this one, which linked to an electronic computer. American Airlines was a particularly good customer. American would soon switch its reservation procedures to a specially designed IBM computer system called the SABRE. For an accession relation to it, see 1987.0130.

Date Made: 1952-1956

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Stamford

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Computers

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Credit Line: Bunker-Ramo Company

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1987.0815.04Accession Number: 1987.0815Catalog Number: 1987.0815.04

Object Name: Mainframe Component

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)metal (overall material)rubber (overall material)Measurements: overall: 14 in x 15 in x 10 in; 35.56 cm x 38.1 cm x 25.4 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-9ea6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_742473

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