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This clock's disk platter is from a disk pack used in the early 1960s on IBM 2311 Disk Drives.

The "patina" on the platter comes from having aged over 45 years it is a striking finish.

Look closely at the platter and you will see a concentric circle, this indicates that the disk platter had a "head crash" resulting in data loss. A "head crash" occurs when the "read-write" head contacts the spinning disk platter surface.

Mounted in the center of the clock is an acrylic encased comparison of this vintage platter's storage capability versus today's platter. "Today's laptop platter" hangs on the end of the pendulum...how cool is that!

The statistics are rather astonishing! See the comparison below:

This rare, vintage"disk platter" from the 1960s was grouped into a "disk pack" that usually contained 6, 14 inch platters. This platter could hold about 1.5 megabytes. In 2009, a single platter could hold about 500,000 megabytes and was physically, 4 times smaller!

This is a wall clock that is 14" in diameter with a pendulum that is an additional 11.5".

Golden raised numbers attached to circuit board sections that were once a hard drive's controllers, complete this striking conversation piece.

Artist signed and numbered "Certificate of Authenticity."

Get one for the serious collector or start a collection, these 1960 disk pack platters are very scarce.

Vintage 1960s IBM Disk Platter with Head Crash, now a Fantastic Clock. Very Rare Disk Platter.


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: ibm disk platter, quartz clock movement, brass pendulum, circuit board, golden raised numbers, aa battery, hard drive disk platter
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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