General Electric 115 Magnetic Core Memory


This is one of a group of computer memory devices donated by Michael R. Williams. It consists of a square board or frame with the memory in the center. The memory is made of copper wires with black donut-shaped cores arranged in a grid. This sample is relatively large. Succeeding models were much smaller. The board is sandwiched between two pieces of plexiglass for protection.

The GE-115 was a relatively small mainframe computer, introduced in the mid-1960s by General Electric Company. GE would mele its computer efforts with Honeywell in 1970.

Date Made: 1965

Maker: General Electric Company

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Computers


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Credit Line: Dr. Michael R. Williams

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1987.0466.04Accession Number: 1987.0466Catalog Number: 1987.0466.04

Object Name: Mainframe Component

Physical Description: metal (circuitry material)plastic (frame material)Measurements: overall: 16.5 cm x 15.2 cm x .19 cm; 6 1/2 in x 5 31/32 in x 1/16 in


Record Id: nmah_764033

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