We hate 2020!

Just when we thought 2020 couldn't get any worse! We were about to re-open after many months of being closed but then disaster struck when a mains water pipe burst and flooded much of the ground floor of the museum.
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Timeline for BCL :

Date Event
27 Jun 1974 Users urged not to panic in BCL Crash
4 Jul 1974 Plans to save BCL


Hardware Products

BCL Susie Paper Tape Reader

BCL Susie Paper Tape Reader
Unknown
This paper tape reader and panel were used in a BCL Susie electronic computer.

Manufacturer : BCL
Type : Peripheral

BCL Susie

BCL Susie
1967
BCL Susie (Stock Updating Sales Invoicing Electronically) used a magnetic drum store and the Molecular18 computer system which was was an 18 bit, dual accumulator, programmable computer, with a typical minicomputer architecture.

Manufacturer : BCL
Type : Computer

80 Column Blank BCL Punch Cards

80 Column Blank BCL Punch Cards
1967
Our 80 Column Blank BCL Punch Cards came with our BCL Susie Mark 2 machine courtesy of Tony Fairhead.

Manufacturer : BCL
Type : Peripheral

BCL Susie V

BCL Susie V
1970
Susie V was manufactured by a British company BCL - Business Computers Limited in 1970 SUSIE V was one of a family of British on-line desk-sized electronic computers simply controlled and specifically designed for use in Commerce and Industry.

Manufacturer : BCL
Type : Computer

BCL Molecular 18

BCL Molecular 18
1972
The BCL Molecular 18 was a range of 18-bit computers designed and manufactured in the UK from 1970 until the late 1980s.

Manufacturer : BCL
Type : Computer


Promotional Items

Data Link Perforated Tape Equipment & Supplis

Data Link Perforated Tape Equipment & Supplis
1970
As used with the BCL Susie V16 page catalogue and price list for splicing, repairing and correcting of all perforated tapes This was very kindly donated by Ian Abernethy who also donated our BCL Susie...

Manufacturer : BCL
Type : Promotional Item

GNT Tape & Card Punch Model 34

GNT Tape & Card Punch Model 34
1970
As used with the BCL Susie V. Includes specification, detailed diagrams, circuit diagrams, photographs of components, operating instructions and interface This was very kindly donated by Ian Abernet...

Manufacturer : BCL
Type : Promotional Item


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