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Memory Drum - Powers-Samas, Punch Card Computer, 1960s Reg. No: ST 028937
- 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.
- 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
|Dimensions:||250 mm (Length), 300 mm (Diameter)|
|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)|