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ICL Series 39 Main Frame Computer Postcards and black and white original photographs


Description of Photograph

A set of 3 official coloured postcards of the ICL Series 39.  A a number of photographs of other mainframe systems, c. 1960s. These were very kindly donated by John P Somerfield on behalf of Mr W J Somerfield.

Photograph subjects include:

  • General Election forecasting (1964 or 1966, printout possibly showing swing to Harold Wilson's Labour);
  • WJ Somerfield with members of Polish Statistical Office
  • English Electric Leo Marconi
  • DEUCE with Hollerith punch card input-output (Digital Electric Universal Computing Engine)
  • KDF 8
  • Women and computers
  • Drum storage
  • Publicity photographs
  • Tape reels

Photos stamped on the rear 'Walter Nurnberg, 18 Cornwood Close, London N2' and 'English Electric Company Ltd'.

Date: 1985



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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH17954. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

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