Atlas designer and British computer pioneer Tom Kilburn at the Manchester Atlas console on its last day of operation

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Date
1971
Credit Line
Courtesy of the University of Manchester
Copyright Owner
© University of Manchester
Keywords
Ferranti; Atlas (computer); University of Manchester; Kilburn, Tom
Object ID
500004283

Kilburn helped design sophisticated computers at Manchester from 1947 (the "Baby") to the early 1970s (the MU5). The last of the many honors he received before his death in 2001 was being made a Fellow of the Computer History Museum.