IBM 1400 Series

A very nice 12 page illustrated brochure

Ref: UK Form 24-6106

The IBM 1400 series were second generation (transistor) mid-range business decimal computers that IBM sold in the early 1960s. They could be operated as an independent system, in conjunction with IBM punched card equipment, or as auxiliary equipment to other computer systems.

1400-series machines stored information in magnetic cores as variable length character strings terminated by a special flag. Arithmetic was performed character-by-character. Input and output was on punched card, magnetic tape and high speed line printers. Disk storage was also available.

We are extremely grateful to both Dawn and Kim Wakefield for the kind donation of the collection of their late father Richard Wakefield

Date : 1965

Creator : IBM

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH15924. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

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