Honeywell Magnetic Tape Handler

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This Honeywell Magnetic Tape Handler is looking for a home in a museum or private collection. It carries the model number KMTU503A-001 and was built in 1974. It was part of a mainframe computer system at a book publisher. These images are good documentation of engineering practices in mainframe technology of the period. The machine controller system is pre-microprocessor, for example. The cards in the card cage are built from gate-level Small Scale Integration IC's. Contact Ed Bennett (edSYMBOLkineticsandelectronicsDOTcom) for more information.

 

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front
1001-front_open.jpg
front open
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above
1011-tapeWearMarks-High-LowLimits.jpg
tape wear marks between High and Low Limits
2040-data-4.jpg
serial number
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model number, service record
2060-data-1.jpg
service record
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mains power
2070-data-2.jpg
service record
annunciatorPanel_open.jpg
annunciator Panel
back-cardCageOut.jpg
back. card cage extended outward -- view in thorax
back.jpg
back
back_left-HighPressValves_card_cage.jpg
back left. high press valves, card cage
back_open.jpg
back open
capstanWheel.jpg
capstan wheel
card-1.jpg
random board from card cage
card-2.jpg
random board from card cage
card-3.jpg
random board from card cage
cardCage_closed.jpg
card cage closed
cardCageOpen-downwardView.jpg
card cage open. downward view
cardCage_open.jpg
card cage
doorInside-windowMotor.jpg
door. moving window, and motor
feedReelHub_withLockingFingers.jpg
feed reel hub with locking fingers
feedReellockingCyl_blueCapstanMotor_tapeHead_HeadLinkageAndMotor.jpg
feed reel locking cylinder, capstan motor (blue), tape head, head linkage and motor
feedReelMotorCont_grapiteCapt_feedReelLockingCyl_HPvalves.jpg
feed reel motor controller, capstan motor's grapite capture fan and filter, feed reel locking cylinder, high pressure valves
front-capstanMotorController.jpg
front. capstan motor controller
front_left-HighVolumevalves-HVolumeBlower-HighPressurePump.jpg
suction valve pilot diaphram, suction tubing
front_left_HVvalves_HVblower_HPpump.jpg
front left. suction valves, suction turbine, high pressure pump
front_right_HighPressValves-capstanController.jpg
front right. high pressure valves, capstan motor controller, and power cable stuffed inside for storage
graphiteCapture_blueCapstanMotor_HvolValves-powerSupp.jpg
head linkage motor and linkage (yellow stickers)
graphiteCapture_vacuumMotorAndFilter.jpg
graphite capture vacuum motor and filter assmbly (for capstan motor)
head-closed-front.jpg
head closed front
head-closed-rear.jpg
head closed rear
head-open_front-1.jpg
haed open front
head-open-front-2.jpg
head open front
headOpen-rear.jpg
head open rear
MotorController-FeedReel.jpg
feed reel motor controller
MotorController-TakeupReel.jpg
takeup reel motor controller
PoewerSupplies_GreenDataConnectors.jpg
power supplies and data connections (bottom)
power_connector.jpg
wall plug
takeupReelController.jpg
takeup reel controller
X-IMAG0602.jpg
stored
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stored
X-SpareCardCage.jpg
spare card cage