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Summary of Visits made by DT Caminer and JMM Pinkerton, March/April 1958

Report in the form of an informal diary of a wide-ranging tour of commercial sites in the US making use of computers, by David Caminer and John Pinkerton, through March and April 1958.

Visits described include Digitronics, Long Island, NY; UNIVAC I installation at Metropolitan Life; Burroughs Control Instrument Division, Brooklyn; IBM, Poughkeepsie; Pan American Airways; New York City Bank; Chase Manhattan Bank; Philco, Philadelphia; RCA plant, Camden, NJ; UNIVAC installation at US Steel, Pittsburgh; Minneapolis Honeywell Datamatic system at Michigan Blue Cross; IBM 702, Ford Central Computing Services, Dearborn; UNIVAC File Computer, Ford Division; Datatron with Datafile, Ford Central Parts Depot; Kodak; Kodak Minicard, Hawkeye Works; UNIVAC File Computer, Gray Drug, Cleveland; Bizmac, Higbee's Store, Cleveland; Bank of America, San Francisco; National Cash Register, Hawthorne, Los Angeles; General Electric, Palo Alto; Electrodata division of Burroughs, Pasedena; Electrodata Datatron, Sears, Roebuck, Chicago; Ramac 305, Wrigley's, Chicago; Computing Laboratory, University of Illinois; Intelligent Machines Research Corporation, Alexandria, Virginia; FOSDIC, Bureau of Census, Washington; Bureau of Standards, Washington; TXO and TX2, Lincoln Laboratories, Massechusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); UNIVAC, John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance, Boston; Datamatic, First National City Bank of Boston; Analex Corporation, Boston.

Occasional glimpses of dry humour: 'Were shown round by regular dragoman, seemingly selected for inability to answer detailed questions' (p1).

Presented in blue folder with 'LEO' logo embossed on the front.

Date : March-April 1958

Physical Description : 1 item (39 pages), paper; typescript

Archive References : CMLEO/DC/WF/RVS/2 , DTC/10/6

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH54842. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
Article: Summary of Visits made by DT Caminer and JMM Pinkerton, March/April 1958

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