Artifact Details

Title

LEO The Automatic Office; Information Machine

Catalog Number

102705993

Type

Moving Image

Publisher

LEO Computers Ltd.

Identifying Numbers

Deprecated CHM number F 42.87

Duration

00:13:50

Dimensions

10'' reel

Format

16mm film

Copyright Holder

TCM

Description

This film presents the Lyons Electronic Office 1 (LEO 1) computer, the first commercially-available business computer, billed as "the first automatic office in the world." The film focuses on practical applications of this early mainframe computer, including footage of the Ford Motor Company, J. Lyons Bakery, and governmental applications in the United Kingdom.

Credit

Gift of International Computers Limited

Lot Number

87.62