Artifact Details

Title

IBM Solid Logic - 1953 Pluggable Tube Systems

Catalog Number

102650351

Type

Still Image

Date

1953 ca.

Publisher

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

Identifying Numbers

Other number 1390
Other number NOS-106

Dimensions

10 x 8 in.

Format

Photographic print

Copyright Holder

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

Description

This is a black and white image print of eight electronic vacuum tubes attached to a series of transistors and wires. The background is white with dark shadows created from the equipment. The light source is coming from the top right of image. The image caption states "1953 Pluggable Tube Systems" and "Two ten-digit numbers could be multiplied 2,000 times per second, with refinements in electronic tube manufacturing. The verso of image has "#1390" written in pencil and "NOS-106" written in blue ink near the top edge of the print. There is also stamp stating "PLEASE CREDIT IBM ARCHIVES" in black ink on the right edge of verso of image.

Category

Identification photograph; Publicity photograph

Subject

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

Lot Number

X7413.2015