Artifact Details

Title

Woman transmitting message via Unicall

Catalog Number

102683523

Type

Still image

Date

1961

Dimensions

8 x 10 in.

Description

This is a black and white image of a woman using a Unicall machine. On the back of the photograph there is a typed press release that says "An inquiry message is composed for transmission via Unicall -- a unique new computer input device -- by setting movable levers in positions which correspond to appropriate letters or numeral. A message display window in an illuminated panel enables the operator to corroborate each alpha-numeric selection before the message is sent via telephone lines to a UNIVAC Real-Time Computing System. Less than five seconds after a message is transmitted, a computer generated voice reply is fed back from the computer to the Unicall set and its adjacent telephone receiver. Unicall was announced by the Remington Rand UNIVAC Division of the Sperry Rand Corporation. FOR RELEASE: Noon, Thursday October 12, 1961 FROM: Remington Rand UNIVAC 315 Park Avenue South New York 10, New York J. D. Wood SPring 7-8000 (Ext. 326)"

Category

Publicity photograph

Collection Title

David C. Faloon papers

Series Title

Photographs

Credit

Gift of Priscilla A. Hare

Lot Number

X3947.2007