Artifact Details

Title

IBM 610 Auto-Point

Catalog Number

102635765

Type

Still Image

Publisher

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

Identifying Numbers

Other number 5910

Dimensions

8 x 10 in.

Format

Photographic print

Description

This is a black and white image of an IBM 610 system with an unidentified IBM typewriter and a console. The man sitting down is wearing a business suit and operating the tape reader with his left hand. Light is coming from overhead. Text on verso side reads "Operator checks arithmetic unit of IBM's new 610 Auto-Point Computer; a power desk-side machine that can solve many of the problems now being handled by large-scale electronic computers. An outstanding feature of the machine is automatic positioning of the decimal point. Results of computation are printed directly out by an IBM electric typewriter, center. The 610 can be employed to solve a wide variety of problems, ranging from actuarial calculations to the computations encountered in the design of a jet plane."

Category

Identification photograph; Publicity photograph

Subject

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM); IBM 610 (Computer)

Lot Number

X7413.2015