Artifact Details

Title

Computyper

Catalog Number

X1558.98A

Type

Physical object

Date

c. 1960 (DS claims 1928)

Manufacturer

Friden Calculating Machine Co., Inc.

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number Computyper SP5-C

Dimensions

33 x 23 1/2 x 31 1/4 (HWD) in.

Description

This rare machine allowed for plugboard control of basic arithmetical functions and was in use until 1997! (It was used in a legal office for generating invoices and payroll). The Computyper was manufactured by Friden, one of the leading makers of input terminals for early computer designs.

Category

I/O: other

Lot Number

X1558.98A