It’s Vintage

This is an interesting one. The photo above is a close-up of a common item, not necessarily related to computing. The interesting part of the story though, is that relationship to computing for this particular example. That’s not much of a clue, but if you haven’t guessed what this is, the answer is down below.

It’s the closure mechanism for a locking latch. Here is a better picture of the latch itself.

What makes this one particularly interesting is the case it is attached to. This is a very old field service case from McDonnell Douglas. It’s actually slotted to carry specific boards. An interesting relic from our computing past.

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