Artifact Details

Title

The SWAC System

Document Titles

The SWAC System

Catalog Number

102652149

Type

Still Image

Date

1953

Dimensions

8 x 10 in.

Format

Photographic print

Description

This is a black and white image of the SWAC computer and main console. The SWAC computer is labeled "NBS Western Automatic Computer". An IBM input machine and magnetic drum memory unit is on the left. Light is coming from overhead. Typed in text on verso side on the red border label is "FIG. 1 THE SWAC SYSTEM The SWAC computer and console center right. IBM input equipment and magnetic drum memory unit extreme left.". Also written in black pen on label is "1953". There is a "2" written in pencil and circled on verso side of image.

Category

Publicity photograph; Identification photograph

Subject

SWAC computer; Computer industry--United States; International Business Machines Corporation--History; Computers--History

Collection Title

Harry D. Huskey papers

Series Title

Photographs

Credit

Gift of Harry Huskey

Lot Number

X3247.2006
 

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