Artifact Details

Title

IBM Applications - IBM 1800 Computer

Catalog Number

102645584

Type

Still Image

Publisher

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

Identifying Numbers

Other number #1266 Verso

Dimensions

8 x 10 in.

Format

Photographic print

Description

Black and white. This is a picture of a man in factory entering something into a computer terminal. He is holding a few pieces of paper in his left hand. There is a few rolls of fabric or paper behind him on a shelf. A paper included with the photograph, but not attached, reads "A worker in the packing area at Lyman Printing and Finishing enters information on the goods he is packign into an IBM 2791 area station, which reports packing activity to an IBM 1800 computer. The system has enabled Lyman to unstop a major bottleneck in its packing operation and reduce reporting errors by 75 per cent."

Category

Identification photograph; Publicity photograph

Subject

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

Lot Number

X7413.2015