NBS Western Automatic Computer (NBSWAC) sign

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Date Introduced
1951
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
1 x 52 x 9 1/2 in.
Manufacturer
Institute for Numerical Analysis, National Bureau of Standard
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
United States
Object ID
102656740

The National Bureau of Standards could not find computers to buy, so they had two custom machines built: SEAC, for its National Applied Mathematical Laboratories in Washington, D.C; and SWAC, for the Institute of Numerical Analysis in Los Angeles.