Williams-Kilburn Tube - Manchester Mark I

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Date Introduced
1950 ca.
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
13 x 35 x 8.5 in.
Manufacturer
University of Manchester
Credit Line
Gift of Manchester University Computer Science Department
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Object ID
X67.82

This was one of two storage tubes forming the memory of the Manchester Mark I computer, successor to the “Baby.” Each tube stored 2,560 bits of information. Such tubes were the first form of electronic random access memory for computers.