19" Rack History
jfoust at threedee.com
Sun Apr 30 17:57:50 CDT 2006
At 02:49 PM 4/30/2006, John Allain wrote:
>Just dawned on me that the fundamental shape (width) of all my industrial
>computing is based on the 19" rack, from the earliest to the latest piece of
>equipment, but who originated the 19" rack? AT&T?
Everyone else voted for telco, but I'll place a bet on the radio industry.
And/or the radio industry of the military. It's a standard, isn't it?
Why, just Friday I bought a surplus 19" rack, and the other rack next
to it that I passed by was old enough to have the black wrinkle paint
as well as a US Navy property tag.
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