Artifact Details

Title

LEO The Automatic Office; Information Machine

Catalog Number

102706056

Type

Moving image

Credits

FHP for LEO Computers Ltd.

Publisher

LEO Computers Ltd.

Format

MiniDV

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