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61293 LEO I power supply units (c1950-1)

Description of Photograph

Photograph (original print) of the LEO I power supply switchboard in the main installation area at Cadby Hall. Further power supply equipment was installed in the basement.  

The photograph was taken by Leo Fantl, one of the programmers in the original LEO team and also a keen amateur photographer.

This image appears in the interactive plan for our Virtual LEO I installation, p27.

The caption written on the back of the print is in LEO historian Peter Bird's handwriting, indicating the Fantl prints were originally from his collection but were at some point separated before they were given to the archive.


Research comments: This photograph of LEO's power distribution panels shows the calculator room at Cadby Hall before the false floor is laid. The windows to the left of the picture face the 'quad' area at the centre of WX (administration) block. The workbench near the windows gives a sense of the room as a laboratory and workshop as it was at this point in time i.e. before LEO I is fully operational. (LM)

Transferred to the LEO Computers Society archive by LCS Chair, Peter Byford.

Date: after June 1950

Photographer: Fantl, Leo

Physical Description: 1 photographic print; black and white

Archives Hub References: CMLEO/LS/PH/1/61293
CCH LI 09.24

Other References: DCMLEO20191220018
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Photograph of 61293  LEO I power supply units (c1950-1)

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