Librascope General Precision LGP-30

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Date Introduced
1956
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
38 1/2 x 67 x 27 in.
Manufacturer
Royal Precision Electronic Computer Company
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Object ID
X14.81
Speed
500 Add/s
Memory Type
Magnetic drum
Memory Size
4K words
Memory Width
32-bit
Cost
$49,500

Librascope developed this small, drum-based computer for engineering and education. With only 113 vacuum tubes and 1,450 diodes, it used conventional office power and required no air conditioning. Although difficult to program, it was the first computer for many organizations.