TitleLeprechaun - Bell Labs Digital Computer
PublisherBell Telephone Laboratories, Inc.
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Dimensionsoverall: 9 1/4 in x 8 in
DescriptionB&W image of a man looking at a part of the BelLab's Leprechaun computer.
Metadata:" Public Relations Photo Service (201) 582-5661
General - Leprechaun Number B 1355/9-8 C. 6.4-3
Date Taken: 1957
Source: Release, May 27, 1957
Background Information: Intricately wired assemblies, like the one which J.A. Githens of Bell Telephone laboratories is checking, form much of the inner works of LEPRECHAUN, a new digital computer. Developed at Bell labs under Air Force contract, this latest addition to the field of high-speed computers is distinguished by its low power and small size. It occupies only slightly more space than a home television set and requires less power to operate. One outstanding feature of the machine is that it can be used as a test model for proposed computer designs without building new equipment. While LEPRECHAUN is still in the experimental stage, the techniques developed are expected to have many future applications.