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Mercury Delay Line - CSIRAC, Mercury Delay Line Main Memory, 'Hot' Box , 1954-1964 Object Reg. No: ST 044228 5

Summary:
Mercury Delay Line - CSIRAC, Mercury Delay Line Main Memory, 'Hot' Box , 1956 -1964.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), 1965
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 24 cm (Height), 42 cm (Width), 112 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: computers, computing, csirac computer, making history - csirac
Themes this item is part of: Reginald Ryan - Interview, 8 April 1999, Information & Communication Collection, CSIRAC Collection, Trevor Pearcey, Computer Engineer & CSIRAC Specialist (1919-1998), Trevor Pearcey, 1919 - 1998: a brief biography, Trevor Pearcey, 1919 - 1998: a brief biography, Trevor Pearcey & the First Australian Computer: A Lost Opportunity?, Trevor Pearcey & the First Australian Computer: A Lost Opportunity?
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: media & storage
Maker: Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1947
Designer: Dr Trevor Pearcey

Trevor Pearcey was involved with Maston Beard in the design, construction and operation of the CSIR Mk1 computer (later renamed CSIRAC) at the CSIR Division of Radiophysics, Sydney, up until 1955, when the computer was moved to Melbourne.
Designer: Mr Maston Beard

Maston Beard collaborated with Trevor Pearcey in the design, construction and initial operation of the CSIR Mk1 computer (later renamed CSIRAC) at the CSIR Division of Radiophysics, Sydney. Work started in 1947 and the computer was fully operational by 1951, although subsequent modifications were later made throughout the computer's working life up to 1964. This was one of the components used in the computer.
User: University of Melbourne (The), 1956

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