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Photograph - CSIRAC Computer, Magnetic Drum, 1951 Image Reg. No: MM 90899 75

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:
Built by Brian Cooper in 1950-52 as auxuillary storage. It was intended as an experimental prototype, however, it was actually installed and gave good service during the time the computer operated in Sydney.
It was replaced by a disc when CSIRAC recommenced operation in Melbourne in 1956. 23 October, 1951.
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, Information & Communication Collection, CSIRAC Collection, Archival Paper Tape Reading Project for CSIRAC 12 Hole Paper Tapes
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: archival materials
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Collector: CSIRAC History Team, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1995 or later

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