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61297 LEO I general view (c1953-54)

Description of Photograph

Photograph (original print) of the main LEO I installation at Cadby Hall with peripherals in situ.  On the left the Card Reader and Card Punch equipment, the Tabulator in the centre at the back, in the centre the Operators Console, on the right the Paper Tape Reader.  

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

Published in Bird, Peter  LEO - The First Business Computer  (Wokingham: Hasler, 1994), plate 29.

This image appears in the interactive plan for our Virtual LEO I installation, p2.

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.


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

Date: c1954-54

Photographer: Fantl, Leo

Physical Description: 1 photographic print; black and white

Archives Hub References: CMLEO/LS/PH/1/61297
CCH LI 09.28

Other References: DCMLEO20191220022
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Photograph of 61297  LEO I general view  (c1953-54)

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