Artifact Details

Title

IBM SSEC - No Columns

Catalog Number

102698429

Type

Still image

Date

1948-01

Dimensions

overall: 11 in x 13 1/2 in

Description

B&W image of the IBM SSEC . It is the phogograph with building suppport columns airbrushed out for publicity purposes. It shows a man on right in front of large racks of vacuum tubes. In the center rear is a woman in front of the console. To the left is a man in front of more components . All components have glass doors. In front center is a card reader. To the rear are large paper tape readers.
Verso: " IBM SELECTIVE SEQUENCE ELECTRONIC CALCULATOR, which combines for the first time electronic speed, vast memory capacity, and highly flexible and conveninent programming or sequencing facilities . It provides for greater latitude than has been possible heretofore in manipulating numbers and carrying on mathematical operations. Because it is a general purpose machine, all fields of physical science both pure and applied and also the social sciences will benefit from its exceptional versatility and efficiency. (January, 1948)"

Category

Photograph

Lot Number

X7413.2015