Artifact Details

Title

Programma 101 calculator

Catalog Number

X915.88

Type

Physical object

Date

1965

Manufacturer

Olivetti-Underwood

Place Manufactured

Italy

Identifying Numbers

Model number Programma 101
Serial number 1002008

Dimensions

10 1/4 x 18 1/2 x 25 in.

Description

Object consists of: Calculator and plastic dust cover. Serial number is stamped on cross member near the front of the printing assembly; the printing assembly cover has to be removed to see it

Category

Fixed-application digital computer: other

Curator Notes

The Olivetti Programma 101 was the company's re-entry into computing after selling off its computing division to General Electric. The programmable calculator used transistors and a delay line memory; magnetic cards were used as a storage medium. A relatively low price and advanced features led to sales of over 40,000 units.

Credit

Gift of Leslie Meyer

Lot Number

X915.88

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