Artifact Details

Title

RCA BIZMAC clock

Catalog Number

102627262

Type

Still Image

Dimensions

1 3/8 x 7 1/2 in.

Format

Negative

Description

Black and white 35 mm negatives of the RCA BIZMAC Clock. Negative strip has 5 cels. V Info in file." In file is a small photocopy cutout with the following text: "BIZMAC Clock. The BIZMAC was the result of an early attempt by RCA to produce a large-scale general-purpose computer for business applications. With its 29,000 tubes and 63,000 diodes, it was certainly one of the largest first generation computers ever built. The machine had an ambitious design that incorporated many features now common in computers, but a series of problems delayed its introduction until the late 1950's. (following text crossed out) By then computers using solid state circuits and ferrite-core memories would make the BIZMAC obsolete. Only a few of the gargantuan machines were ever installed."

Category

Identification photograph; Film negative

Subject

BIZMAC Clock