Artifact Details


IBM 7740 Communications Control System

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Still Image


International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

Identifying Numbers

Other number #1311


10 x 8 1/8 in.


Photographic print


B&W, perspective view of IBM 7740 Communications Control System. Foreground is a typewriter I/O terminal with tractor feed paper. Woman reading a sheet of paper in a light suit is standing in front of the IBM 7740. Two IBM 1311 Disk Storage Drives with disk packs on left side. Dark tile, raised floor, dark walls (curtain/paneled ?). Verso: "IBM 7740 COMMUNICATIONS CONTROL SYSTEM (60s)" in blue and black ink on a small, yellow Post-It note. "#1311" in black pencil at upper left corner. Loose paper (was probably attached to photo originally) " FOR RELEASE: A.M. 's Monday July 8, 1963 FROM: International Business Machines Corp. Data Processing Division 112 East Post Road White Plains, N.Y. Bert Reisman WHite Plains 9-1900 WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., July 8 . . . The new IBM 7740 communications control system, shown (in background) with an IBM 7010 data processing system, can connect a company's central computer to a vast network of sending and receiving locations. It enables the computer to process data as it is received and to respond instantaneously to inquiries from distant points. Operating without a computer, The 7740 can control the flow of message traffic among hundreds of offices # # # (B)". [7/25/2005 JJL]


Identification photograph; Publicity photograph


Computer industry--History; IBM 7740 (Computer); Computers--History; Electronic data processing--History


Courtesy of Gwen Bell

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