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61298 LEO I view down central aisle to engineering console (1955)
Description of Photograph
Photograph (original print) of the main LEO I installation at Cadby Hall, showing the view down the central aisle towards the engineering console.
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, p6.
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 I, taken by programmer Leo Fantl, gives a good indication of the vast size of the computer. LEO's valve racks (behind the cabinets with lift-off doors) dominate the picture. The photo shows 10 of the racks; there were 21 racks in total. (LM)
Photographer: Fantl, Leo
Physical Description: 1 photographic print; black and white
Archives Hub References: CMLEO/LS/PH/1/61298
CCH LI 09.29
Other References: DCMLEO20191220023
Comment on This Photograph
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