Mainframe Computer Component, Connectors

Mainframe Computer Component, Connectors

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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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
mainframe computer component
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
wood (cylinder material)
metal (endpieces material)
overall:.6 cm x 16.2 cm x 2.5 cm; 1/4 in x 6 3/8 in x 31/32 in
ID Number
catalog number
nonaccession number
Credit Line
Gift of Vicki Stauffacher
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Computers & Business Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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