Artifact Details

Title

NBS Western Automatic Computer (NBSWAC) sign

Catalog Number

102656740

Type

Physical object

Date

1951

Manufacturer

National Bureau of Standard, U.S. Department of Commerce

Place Manufactured

Los Angeles, CA, US

Dimensions

1 x 52 x 9 1/2 in.

Description

Object is a metal sign reading "NBS WESTERN AUTOMATIC COMPUTER".This computer was also known as SWAC. The letters are individual metal letters mounted to the sign base by screws and stand-offs.

Category

Ephemera/nameplate / sign

Subject

SEAC; NBS