IBM 650 System

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Date
1953 ca.
Copyright Owner
© International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
Keywords
Software; magnetic drums; vacuum tubes; Electronic data processing--History; Computers--History; International Business Machines Corporation (IBM); IBM 650 (Computer); Computer industry--History
Object ID
102649696

IBM’s original forecast for the 650 predicted selling 50 machines. But at less than $4,000 per month to rent, it became a winner. Nearly 2,000 were produced. The machine’s logic used vacuum tubes, its main memory a magnetic drum.