Manchester Small Scale Experimental Machine ("Baby")

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Date
1948
Copyright Owner
© University of Manchester
Location
Manchester, United Kingdom
Object ID
102695442

This groundbreaking demonstration machine was the first computer to execute a program from memory. Parts of the "Baby" were later incorporated into a larger machine, the Manchester Mark I. The "Baby" was not preserved, but in 1998 a working replica was built and demonstrated for the 50th anniversary of that historic event.