Artifact Details

Title

General Electric Proudly Presents the New GE 150 Data Processing System for the Automation of Business Data Processing

Catalog Number

102621675

Type

Text

Date

1959

Publisher

General Electric Company (GE)

Place of Publication

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

other number CPB-52 (10M 9-59)

Extent

10 p.

Dimensions

8 1/2 x 11 in.

Copyright Holder

General Electric Company (GE)

Description

A four color brochure for the GE 150. The cover features an orange background with a picture of a man adjusting the magnetic tape unit of the 150. Circular pictures of the 150's peripherals are included on the right hand side of the cover. The date "OCT 23, 2959 Received by L. Wheaton Smith" is stamped in the upper left hand corner. The inside cover features a drawing of the 150 being used in an office. Next to this drawing is an explanation of the "urgent need for... automation of business data processing" and the 150's capabilities. Underneath this section is the promise "This proved GE 150 system is available!" Page 3 lists the major units of the GE 150, such as the central processor, high speed magnetic re-entry printer, card reader, and 400 cycle motor alternator. Half-pages list the 150's components next to orange and white pictures. The features of the GE 150 are listed on page 8. A section titled "Why Magnetic Ink Printing?" is included on page 9, with examples of different checks. Page 10 has information on the "Services of the General Electric Computer Department." The back cover lists General Electric offices to contact for more information and the phrase "For figures in a hurry - figure on a GE computer."

Category

Promotional Material

Subject

promotional materials; Business applications; Digital computer: mainframe; GE 150 (Computer); General Electric Co. (GE)

Credit

Gift of L. Wheaton Smith

Lot Number

X3127.2005