Slipping Clutch - CSIRAC Computer, 5 Hole Tape Winder, Part of, 1959-1964 Reg. No: ST 046691
- Slipping clutch - part of an electric 5 hole paper tape winder, using a 78 rpm gramophone motor. The rest of the winder is missing.
The clutch allowed a smooth operation of the winder, preventing juddering starts or stops. 16mm film reels were used to hold the 5 hole paper tape.
The tape winder was designed by John Spencer of the CSIRO Division of Building Research.
- Irregularly shaped metal object. It has a central bar, with finger grip at tip, attached to moveable clutch disk.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr. John Spencer, 2002
|Dimensions:||3 cm (Width), 7.5 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||computers, computing, csirac computer, technology, making history - csirac|
|Themes this item is part of:||Information & Communication Collection, CSIRAC Collection|
|Primary Classification:||COMPUTING & CALCULATING|
|Secondary Classification:||Digital Computing|
|Tertiary Classification:||paper tape equipment|
|Maker:||Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia, 1959 or later|
|User:||University of Melbourne (The), Parkville, Victoria, Australia, 1959-1964|