Artifact Details


IBM Applications - IBM Micro-Copier and Micro-Viewer in Engineering Application

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Black and white. In the foreground of the image, the two aforesaid IBM computers are sitting on a table. In the middle of the picture two men in white shirts are examining what appears to be a schematic of some sort. In the background there are some shelves and a few posters. On the verso reads "FOR RELEASE: P.M.'s Tuesday April 30, 1963, FROM: Internationl Business Machines Corp, Data Processin Division, 112 East Post Road, White Plains, New York, Bert Reisman, White Plains 9-1900.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 30 . . . The new IBM Micro-Copier I and the IBM Micro-Viewer, pictured in a typical engineering department setting, make possible the quick and efficient use of documents recorded in miniature on film and mounted in the "window" of a Micro-Processing card. The Micro-Copier I (left) uses ultra-violet light to copy the image from one card to another. The Micro-Viewer display's [sic] the minature's image on a screen -- enlarged either 6.5 times or 15 times. An engineer, for example, can work at his desk with information recorded on Micro-Processing cards instead of using large design drawings."

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Other number #1412


8 x 10 in.


Photographic print


Identification photograph; Publicity photograph


Computer industry--History; Electronic data processing--History; Computers--History


Courtesy of Gwen Bell

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