Fingers Crossed for 2021 ...

2020 was the worst! COVID kept the museum closed for much of the year and a mains water pipe bursting causing a flood kept us closed for the rest. 
We're hoping to re-open in the next few months ... fingers crossed! Read More >>>

Please Donate Via Just GivingNo visitors, no workshops, no events, no school visits... no income. We know that things are tough for everyone right now, but if you can afford to help us through these tough times please donate what you can.

There's over 36,000 exhibits here! That should keep you occupied for a bit - get searching!

Or come and get involved on our social media channels ...

      Twitch  Facebook          Online Gift Shop      

Thank you.

 Home > LEO Computers > Lyons Electronic Office (LEO) Archive > CMLEO/LS - LEO Comput ... s Society Collection > Photographs > Photographs of LEO I > 61298 LEO I view dow ... eering console (1955)

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)

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

Date: 1955

Photographer: Fantl, Leo

Physical Description: 1 photographic print; black and white

Archives Hub References: CMLEO/LS/PH/1/61298
CCH LI 09.29

Related Topics:

Comment on This Photograph

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH61298. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

Photograph of 61298  LEO I view down central aisle to engineering console (1955)

Lyons copyright

Help support the museum by buying from the museum shop

View all items

Founding Sponsors
redgate Google ARM Real VNC Microsoft Research
Heritage Lottery Funded
Heritage Lottery Fund
Accredited Museum