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Computer Collection

Background imageComputer Collection: Augusta Ada Byron

Augusta Ada Byron
AUGUSTA ADA BYRON daughter of the poet Byron, later countess Lovelace mathematician, arguably the worlds first computer programmer, aiding Babbage

Background imageComputer Collection: Central Computer / Harwell

Central Computer / Harwell
The Central Computer at Harwell serves over 600 users and has 200 typewriter terminals distributed around the site. This view shows the IBM 360/75

Background imageComputer Collection: Concordes Cockpit

Concordes Cockpit
The cockpit of the first prototype Concorde, 001, at the St. Martin Sud-Aviation factory at Toulouse, France. Date: late 1960s

Background imageComputer Collection: Concordes Cockpit

Concordes Cockpit
A mock-up of Concordes cockpit, Filton, Bristol, England, from where the Concorde 002 made its first flight to its test centre at Fairford on 9 April 1969. Date: late 1960s

Background imageComputer Collection: Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage
CHARLES BABBAGE Mathematician and engineer

Background imageComputer Collection: Computer Envisaged 1927

Computer Envisaged 1927
A COMPUTER, as envisaged in 1927 [illustration to The Thought Machine by Ammianus Marcellinus]

Background imageComputer Collection: Concordes Cockpit

Concordes Cockpit
A mock-up of Concordes cockpit, Filton, Bristol, England, from where the Concorde 002 made its first flight to its test centre at Fairford on 9 April 1969. Date: 1969

Background imageComputer Collection: Computer 1960S

Computer 1960S
A compact modern computer with built in screen

Background imageComputer Collection: Promotional photograph for the IBM 1410

Promotional photograph for the IBM 1410
A female computer technician sits at an IBM 1410, in a promotional photograph for this business computer system. Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageComputer Collection: 1950S Office Computer

1950S Office Computer
A man and a women working together with a Pegasus computer at Ferrantis London computer Centre, 21 Portland Place, W1. Date: 1950s

Background imageComputer Collection: A Calculating machine, 1949

A Calculating machine, 1949
A double page spread from the Illustrated London News, 1949, reporting on the automatic sequence controlled calculating machine at Manchester University

Background imageComputer Collection: Adjusting a tape storage device

Adjusting a tape storage device
A computer technician adjusts the large reels on a computer tape storage device. A promotional photograph for ICT. Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageComputer Collection: Avro Lincoln B.2 SX953

Avro Lincoln B.2 SX953
Royal Air Force - Avro Lincoln B.2 SX953, of the Bomber Command Bombing School (BCBS), at RAF Lindholme. The Lincolns of the BCBS were equipped with the radar and bombing computer

Background imageComputer Collection: Handley Page Hastings T.5 TG518

Handley Page Hastings T.5 TG518
Royal Air Force - Handley Page Hastings T.5 TG518 (msn HP67/22), of the Bomber Command Bombing School (BCBS), at RAF Lindholme on 17 April 1961

Background imageComputer Collection: A strange ghostly apparition caught on camera

A strange ghostly apparition caught on camera
A strange ghostly apparition caught in a photograph taken in a family home on Sunday, 30th March, 1986. The photograph was supposed to be depicting the 10 year-old boy (Andrew Burlington)

Background imageComputer Collection: APEX union members campaigning with placards

APEX union members campaigning with placards
APEX (Association of Professional, Executive, Clerical and Computer Staff) union members campaigning with placards to demand equal pay for women. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageComputer Collection: Chimp with computer

Chimp with computer
Becky the chimpanzee (18 months old and raised at Twycross Zoo)sits on a cushion next to a IBM AT-5170 computer, touching the keyboard with her hand. Date: 1987

Background imageComputer Collection: Sperry bomb-sight apparatus 1944

Sperry bomb-sight apparatus 1944
Diagram of a Sperry bomb-sight O-1 used by the United States Army Air Forces (USaF) bombers in World War Two. By manipulating the various control knobs

Background imageComputer Collection: Computer. MAC model. Early 80 s. 20th century. National Muse

Computer. MAC model. Early 80 s. 20th century. National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo Da Vinci. Milan. Italy

Background imageComputer Collection: Man in an office with an Exidy Sorcerer computer

Man in an office with an Exidy Sorcerer computer and word processor. Date: circa late 1970s

Background imageComputer Collection: London Fire Brigade control room at headquarters

London Fire Brigade control room at headquarters. Officers work at computer stations to coordinate fire and rescue operations

Background imageComputer Collection: DI Jill McTeague, Arts & Antiques Squad, with necklace

DI Jill McTeague, Arts & Antiques Squad, with necklace
DI Jill McTeague of the Arts & Antiques Squad of the Metropolitan Police, holding a stolen necklace which has been recovered

Background imageComputer Collection: Boy on 80S Computer

Boy on 80S Computer
A boy sits at a desk typing on his Commodore 64 keyboard. A printer, joystick and lamp sit on the desk. Two televisions and a strange model of a mushroom are in the background

Background imageComputer Collection: Girl Using Computer 1974

Girl Using Computer 1974
A young woman office worker using what now looks like a rather cumbersome computer

Background imageComputer Collection: ICT 1900 COMPUTER

ICT 1900 COMPUTER
A man in a suit loads an Information and Communications Technology (I.T.C.) " 1900" magnetic tape computer in his " space age" minimalistic office

Background imageComputer Collection: Inside a Power Station

Inside a Power Station
The Control Room of Ratcliffe- on-Soar Power Station, Nottinghamshire, England

Background imageComputer Collection: Young woman working at a computer in a solicitors office

Young woman working at a computer in a solicitors office. circa 1990

Background imageComputer Collection: Woman police officer at work in communications room

Woman police officer at work in communications room
Woman police officer at work in front of a computer screen in a Met Police communications room. Date: circa late 1970s

Background imageComputer Collection: Advertisement, IBM Corporation

Advertisement, IBM Corporation
Advertisement, IBM (International Business Machines) Corporation -- speeding business through electronics. 1950

Background imageComputer Collection: BABBAGE, Charles (1792-1871). English mathematician

BABBAGE, Charles (1792-1871). English mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer, who is best remembered now for originating the concept of a programmable computer. Engraving

Background imageComputer Collection: Vitis sp. grape seed

Vitis sp. grape seed
Scanning electron microscope (SEM) image of a grape seed (Vitis sp.), artificially coloured by computer

Background imageComputer Collection: Metropolitan Police vehicle database, London

Metropolitan Police vehicle database, London
View of the Metropolitan Police vehicle database at New Scotland Yard, London, with officers working at computer terminals, checking the details of stolen vehicles. (2 of 3) Date: 1974

Background imageComputer Collection: Silicon Chip

Silicon Chip
An Integrated Circuit, (IC), more commonly known as a Silicon Chip, a vital component of all computers. Date: 1981

Background imageComputer Collection: Studying Liquid Flow

Studying Liquid Flow
Scientific Assistant G. Dimmick, studying liquid flow down surfaces, in connection with the S.G.H.W. reactor programme, Winfrith Atomic Energy Establishment. Date: 1960s

Background imageComputer Collection: Ultrasonic Probes

Ultrasonic Probes
The Analytical Research Unit, Harwell : Measuring the beam characteristics of Ultrasonic probes. Date: March 1968

Background imageComputer Collection: Microdensitometer

Microdensitometer
The Analytical Research Unit, Harwell, is a service for industry to identify and control impurities in industrial materials : Using a microdensitometer and computer Date: 1973

Background imageComputer Collection: Nuclear Computer 1973

Nuclear Computer 1973
Inspection of nuclear reactor fuel element components at Springfields Laboratories : Close-up of the computerised measurement of the grids. Date: 1973

Background imageComputer Collection: Chemical Technology

Chemical Technology
A JEM 7A microscope can examine gas or solid interface reactions at temperatures of up to 1200oC, Chemistry Division, Harwell. Date: 1960s

Background imageComputer Collection: Microcircuit Development

Microcircuit Development
A metallurgist examines a microcircuit on the enlarging screen of a microscope at A.W.R.E. Aldermaston. Date: early 1970s

Background imageComputer Collection: Computer operators

Computer operators
A female operator checks the terminal of a large IBM computer. Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageComputer Collection: Office scene with large angled mirror

Office scene with large angled mirror
A futuristic office with a large angled mirrored screen running along one wall, with up to the minute computer systems visible in the reflection. Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageComputer Collection: Two technicians check a computer printout

Two technicians check a computer printout
Two bespectacled computer technicians, both wearing suits, view a readout from the terminal of an IBM computer system. A promotional photograph taken for the company

Background imageComputer Collection: Computer Systems - Tape Storage

Computer Systems - Tape Storage
Three men examine a tape storgae device for a large industrial computer system. Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageComputer Collection: Model of a computer room layout

Model of a computer room layout
A planned layout of a computer room, including terminals and long banks of tape storage devices.Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageComputer Collection: Measuring the current of a large electronic device

Measuring the current of a large electronic device
A man measures the current running through a large electronic device, possibly an early computer or exchange. Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageComputer Collection: The factory floor of an electronics manufacturer

The factory floor of an electronics manufacturer
Men at work on the busy factory floor of an electronics company, assembling complicated-looking devices. Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageComputer Collection: Education, computer training

Education, computer training
A schoolboy works on early computer circuitry at Sevenoaks School Technical Centre

Background imageComputer Collection: Criminal Record Offce

Criminal Record Offce
Checking fingerprints on the computer at the Criminal Record Office of New Scotland Yard. Metropolitan Police



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