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60989 Prototype Document Reader

Description of Photograph

Photograph of the early document reader designed for LEO by John Pinkerton and Daniel Broido to read imperial foolscap sized stationery.

Published in Bird, Peter  LEO - The First Business Computer  (Wokingham: Hasler, 1994), plate 71.

Research Comments: LEO were early pioneers in reading original documents directly into computers, eliminating problems of data preparation and making possible dynamic large scale data processing. (LM)

Collected by Peter Bird as part of his research for his book LEO - The First Business Computer (1994).

Date: c1959

Physical Description: 1 photographic print; black and white

Archives Hub References: CMLEO/PB/PH/3/60989

Other References: DCMLEO20190809018

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH60989. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

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