Artifact Details

Title

ACE Pilot Model 1950

Catalog Number

102630529

Type

Still Image

Date

1950

Identifying Numbers

Other number 278
Other number CS 4813

Dimensions

8 1/4 x 6 1/4 in.

Format

Photographic print

Description

B&W, Ace Pilot Model 1950 magnetic Drum, perspective view. Laboratory environment, black background to the left; white block wall to the right. Hardware sitting on a black platform. Sign on back, black background/hood "Solenoids, READ, WRITE". "278" black pencil on verso top, right of center edge. Label, black printed ink (dot matrix) on verso lower right; "CS4813, CROWN COPYRIGHT, CENTRAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SECTION, NATIONAL PHYSICAL LABORATORY, TEDDINGTON MIDDX". Loose strip of paper accompanying photo - "CS4813 A magnetic drum of the ACE Pilot Model with 16 read and 16 write heads, each shiftable to 16 positions, giving 256 tracks each holding 1024 bits in the contents of a delay line. Its rotation was synchronised to the delay line clocks at 1/9 of their speed, thus the sequence of storage of bits was 1, 10, 19 ..... modulo 1024.".

Category

Identification photograph; Publicity photograph

Subject

Electronic data processing--History; Computer industry--History; Computers--History

Lot Number

X7413.2015
 

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