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Photograph - CSIRAC Computer, Ron Bowles Adjusting Main Clock, 15 June 1956 Image Reg. No: MM 90899 9

Summary:
This is one of a series of photographic material in print, negative and/or digital formats covering CSIRAC machine and the people associated with it. The series was acquired from the University of Melbourne in 2003.
Description Of Content:
Ron Bowles adjusting Main Clock frequency; Herald-Sun photo 15 June 1956.

TThe frequency of the oscillator could be manually adjusted to the centre of a set range by the maintenance engineers by adjusting the main oscillator control whilst observing the timing relationships on an oscilloscope.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from University of Melbourne (The) Computer Science & Software Engineering Department
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: computing, csirac computer, first generation computers, mainframe computers, making history - csirac
Themes this item is part of: Computing Departments at the University of Melbourne, a brief history 1956-1996, CSIRAC's Clock - a description, Information & Communication Collection, CSIRAC Collection, Ron Bowles, Computer Engineer & CSIRAC Specialist (?-2004)
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 15 Jun 1956
Creator: Sunday Herald-Sun, 15 Jun 1956
Person Depicted: Mr Ron Bowles

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Peter Thorne, CSIRAC History Team, Melb University Posted on 21 Aug 2012 2:11 PM
Ron Bowles commenced as maintenance engineer of CSIR Mk1 in 1954.

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