Artifact Details

Title

Ferranti Orion Computer System

Catalog Number

102646248

Type

Text

Date

1960-11

Publisher

Ferranti Ltd.

Place of Publication

U.K.

Identifying Numbers

Other number DC.41A

Extent

22 p.

Dimensions

10 3/8 x 8 in.

Copyright Holder

Ferranti Ltd.

Description

This brochure introduces the Ferranti Orion Computer System. The front cover is a full page, color photograph of the Great Nebula in Orion. The inside front cover has a caption explaining the cover illustration. The company logo is on the back cover along with the company's U.K. locations. The first page lists the brochure's contents and page numbers. On the top right corner is stamped the name and address of the company receiving the brochure--Scientific Services, Inc., with the date 12-61 hand printed in red ink. Throughout the inside pages are tables of information, charts in multiple colors, and drawings of output devices. The centerfold shows a black, white, and lightly colored photograph of the Orion computer system in a room. Text contents include: Introducing the Ferranti Orion computer system; Input; Output; Layout of data; Data transfers; How Orion decides what to do next; The form of instructions; Advantages of using Orion; Some Ferranti computer customers. The brochure is printed on glossy white paper.

Category

Promotional Material

Subject

promotional materials; Scientific applications; Digital computer: mainframe; Ferranti Ltd.; Orion System (computer)

Lot Number

X3067.2005