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Schematic Diagram - CSIRAC Computer, 'Editing Control Schematic Diagram', B24798, 1952-1955 Document Reg. No: HT 13519 14

Summary:
Schematic diagram in hard copy relating to the computer CSIRAC.

A schematic diagram shows the detailed connections between all the components in a circuit. Such diagrams were used to build circuits and later for testing. For CSIRAC, the most common components were vacuum tubes (valves), capacitors and resistors. Schematic diagrams are also known as circuit diagrams.

This diagram is related to off-line editing of paper tape. CSIR Mk 1 originally used punched card. Later, paper tape was used in Sydney. In Melbourne, a different paper tape technology was used.

Technical details:
Schematic Diagram. Subsystem: Other. Drawn/checked by M. B. / P. S.
Original Ink on Tracing Paper
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: CSIRAC Drawings & Diagrams - An Overview, Information & Communication Collection, CSIRAC Collection, Trevor Pearcey, 1919 - 1998: a brief biography, Archival Paper Tape Reading Project for CSIRAC 12 Hole Paper Tapes
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: drawings
Commissioned By: Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Division of Radiophysics, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1948-1955
Creator: Mr Maston Beard, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1948-1955

Diagram was drawn and checked by Maston Beard and P.S. It is not known who P.S. was.
Collector: CSIRAC History Team, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1995 or later

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