Relic Information query matches

Matching on query: Unique id = 51/97, Name = any, Associated machine = any, class = any


Unique id/year of acquisition: 51/97
Name: Magnetic tape holder
Magnetic tape holder
Class: memory
Machine: EDSAC II
Notes:
DW:This is a magnetic tape holder for the EDSAC 2. We had in fact one inch magnetic tape and these were held on reels. The DECCA device was developed in the Lab but manufactured by DECCA. They had magnetic reels and one of the interesting aspects of the magnetic tape system was that the heads ran out of contact with the tape, resulting in theory in indefinite life but less resolution. The tapes were stored in these boxes to prevent magnetic influence affecting the tapes. This particular reel originally had the autocode compiler for the EDSAC 2. This was certainly before the days when magnetic tape was used very extensively.
See also: 12/97
See also: 79/99
See also: 117/99


Unique id/year of acquisition: 51/97
Name: Magnetic tape holder
Magnetic tape holder
Group id: 2
Class: memory
Machine: EDSAC II
Notes:
DW:This is a magnetic tape holder for the EDSAC 2. We had in fact one inch magnetic tape and these were held on reels. The DECCA device was developed in the Lab but manufactured by DECCA. They had magnetic reels and one of the interesting aspects of the magnetic tape system was that the heads ran out of contact with the tape, resulting in theory in indefinite life but less resolution. The tapes were stored in these boxes to prevent magnetic influence affecting the tapes. This particular reel originally had the autocode compiler for the EDSAC 2. This was certainly before the days when magnetic tape was used very extensively.
See also: 12/97
See also: 79/99
See also: 117/99


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