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Clock from Ferranti Pegasus

A time-of-day clock from the Ferranti Pegasus computer. There was a Ferranti electric clock on the front of all early Ferranti computer models.

The position of the clock can be seen in some of the photographs of the Ferranti Pegasus installed at the London offices of Babcock & Wilcox.

Pegasus was an early British vacuum tube (valve) computer built by Ferranti, Ltd that pioneered design features to make life easier for both engineers and programmers. It was originally named the Ferranti Package Computer as its hardware design followed that of the Elliott 401 with modular plug-in packages. It was Ferranti's most popular valve computer with 38 being sold. The first Pegasus was delivered in 1956. Ferranti received funding for the development from the National Research Development Corporation (NRDC). The Pegasus computer was assembled from hundreds of plug-in electronic modules (circuit boards) which contain two or three valves (vacuum tubes pre-dating the use of transistors or microprocessors).

Date : 1958

Manufacturer : Ferranti

Physical Description : clock

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH54027. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

Scan of Document: Clock from Ferranti Pegasus

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