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Memory Drum - Powers-Samas, Punch Card Computer, 1960s Object Reg. No: ST 028937

Summary:
Drum with magnetic oxide coating. The cylindrical cover contains multiple recording and reading heads. Two forms of storage: fast (1 word) and slow (1 cylinder revolution). Used in Powers- Samas punched card computer.

Date is an estimate.
Description:
Consists of drum with magnetic oxide coating. The cylindrical cover contains multiple recording and reading heads. Spindle is stuck.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from T.& G. Insurance, 1974
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 250 mm (Length), 300 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: computing, computers, computer components, computer memory devices, computer memory drums
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: media & storage
Inscriptions: (numerous characters including numbers)
Manufacturer: Powers-Samas, 1960-1969

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