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K1440 Computer memory drum, Fastrand, c. 1950, two magnetic drums with 64 movable heads in metal cabinet, ... 3.6 megabytes of storage, ... first type of mass storage memory device, commonly used with first and early second generation computers (AF).. Click to enlarge.

'Fastrand' computer memory drum from the mid 20th century

made
  • c 1950
Computer memory drum, Fastrand, c. 1950, two magnetic drums with 64 movable heads in metal cabinet, ... 3.6 megabytes of storage, ... first type of mass storage memory device, commonly used with first and early second generation computers (AF).

Summary

Object No.

K1440

Object Statement

Computer memory drum, Fastrand, c. 1950, two magnetic drums with 64 movable heads in metal cabinet, ... 3.6 megabytes of storage, ... first type of mass storage memory device, commonly used with first and early second generation computers (AF).

Physical Description

Computer memory drum, Fastrand, c. 1950, two magnetic drums with 64 movable heads in metal cabinet, ... 3.6 megabytes of storage, ... first type of mass storage memory device, commonly used with first and early second generation computers (AF).

Dimensions

Height

1630 mm

Width

3100 mm

Depth

830 mm

Weight

2500 kg

Production

made

  • c 1950

Source

Credit Line

Gift of OTC, 1984

Acquisition Date

13 December 1984

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Fastrand' computer memory drum from the mid 20th century 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 7 December 2021, <https://ma.as/261170>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/261170 |title='Fastrand' computer memory drum from the mid 20th century |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=7 December 2021 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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