mercury delay line

<storage, history>

An archaic first-in first-out fixed time period data storage device using acoustic transducers to transmit data as waves in a trough or tube of mercury.

EDSAC (Cambridge) and UNIVAC I used delay lines.

Last updated: 2002-06-12

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MENYMA/SMercury Autocodemercury delay lineMERISEMerlinMEROON

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