TitleLeprechaun - Bell Labs Digital Computer
PublisherBell Telephone Laboratories, Inc.
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Dimensionsoverall: 10 in x 8 in
DescriptionB&W image of two men looking at a part of the BelLab's Leprechaun computer.
Metadata:" Public Relations Photo Service (201) 582-5661
General - Leprechaun Number B 1355/0-6
Date Taken: 1957
Source: Release, May 27, 1957
Background Information: J.A. Githens and J.A. Baird of Bell Telephone Laboratories check the control panel of Leprechaun, a new high speed digital computer. Developed under Air Force contract, this extremely flexible electronic computer is distinguished by its low power and small size. One outstanding feature of the computer is that it can be used as a test model for research on digital computers designed for military applications. Proposed designs can be laboratory tested without building new equipment by reconnecting Leprechaun's components to simulate the desired apparatus. While LEPRECHAUN is still in the experimental stage, the techniques developed are expected to have many future applications.