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mercury delay line

mercury delay line in Technology
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.
(2002-06-12)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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