Artifact Details

Title

Bell labs TRADIC Computer

Catalog Number

102627242

Type

Still Image

Date

1955

Publisher

Bell Laboratories

Identifying Numbers

Other number #1209
Other number 25.4-9 (crossed out)
Other number 6.1.4-1 (crossed out)
Other number B654/0-15
Other number B654/15

Dimensions

8 x 10 in.

Format

Photographic print

Description

Black and white image of a man at the TRADIC computer. Verso label from Bell Labs provides background informaiton: "TRADIC, Bell Telephone Laboratories new airborne electronic "brain" takes less power to operate than the 100 watt bulb held by engineer E.F. Allgeyer. The computer in the background contains nearly 800 transistors instead of vacuum tubes, but it takes only one-twentieth of the power needed by comparable vacuum tube computers." Further information from label: "Subject: COMPUTERS General - TRADIC. Number: B654/0-15. Source: Release, March 14, 1955. Date Taken: 1955. Persons shown: E.F. Allgeyer. Original (B/W box checked). Negative (120 box checked). All numbers listed in Id_Other Numbers field are written on verso side, near top of image.

Category

Publicity photograph

Subject

AT & T Bell Laboratories

Lot Number

X7413.2015