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Photograph - Babbage Difference Engine No.1, Specimen Piece, Late 1990s Image Reg. No: MM 90899 139

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:
Part of specimen piece of the Babbage Difference Engine No.1 - purchased by Powerhouse Museum, Sydney in 1996. Image collected for inclusion in the book 'The Last of the First', published 2000
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
Owner of Item Depicted: Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo, New South Wales, Australia, 1996

The Powerhouse Museum purchased the item photographed in 1996. Museum Victoria acquired the image for inclusion in a publication in 2000.
Collector: CSIRAC History Team, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1995 or later
References: Image collected for inclusion in McCann & Thorne, 'The Last of the First', The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2000.

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