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IBM Applications - IBM 1710 control system

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International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

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Other number #1415


8 x 10 in.


Photographic print


Black and white. There is a technician working at an IBM 1710 control system terminal, reading a printout. He is wearing glasses, and his sleeves are rolled up. To his left, there is a large stack of what appears to be computer components. In the center of the picture, is a circular tape reel. The wall in the background is a gradient from light gray to black. On verso is: " FOR RELEASE: A.M.'s Monday, Augus 5 1963, FROM: International Business Machines Corp., Data Processing Division, 112 East Post Road, White Plains, New York. Bert Reisman, White Plains 9-1900 WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 5 . . . The operator of an IBM 1710 control system, seen through the cover of a disk storage drive, can control from the console the new units and features announced today by International Business Machines Corporation. The new capabilities are shown standing at left in 19-inch thick relay rack assemblies. Information can be accumulated by the new features as it is generated from production lines, test line stations or instruments that control petroleum refining. This information is instantly evaluated by the computer, along with previous operating data stored in the interchangeable disk packs, to determine whether overall production is on schedule."


Identification photograph; Publicity photograph


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


Courtesy of Gwen Bell

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