Letter - 'The British Tabulating Machine Company Limited', Jul 1947 Document Reg. No: HT 26507

Letter confirming the appointment of Russell Grevatt to the Mechanical Service Engineering staff of the British Tabulating Machine Company.

This item is part of both the history of computing in Melbourne and of the donor's father Russell Grevatt (1927 - 1998). Russell worked in computers from 1947 until 1977 with the one company, learning and upgrading skills with each change. He started as a 'punch mechanic', became an electronic engineer (computer faults), then a Field Engineer and finally a Field Engineering Manager before retiring.

The donor, Russell's daughter, studied the Graduate Diploma in Data Processing in 1975 (before personal computers), became a programmer, and for a short time, in 1982, a lecturer in computer studies at Prahran TAFE. Dr Trevor Pearcey was one of her lecturers in 1975. She was a numeracy/literacy tutor for about thirty years as well as a professional musician and performer.
Typed letter confirming employment.
Statement Of Significance:
These items form part of both the history of computing in Melbourne and of Russell Grevatt?s experience in early computing in Australia (1927 - 1998).
Description Of Content:
Black and white photograph of three men with a computer that has been craned through an upstairs window of a building.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Jill Grevatt, 2010
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 262 mm (Height), 205 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: computing, computer engineering, working life, work
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: personal & professional effects
Inscriptions: Text, printed: THE BRITISH TABULATING MACHINE COMPANY LIMITED/(INCORPORATED IN ENGLAND)/OSBORNE HOUSE, 399 LITTLE COLLINS STREET/MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA/10th July, 1947./Dear Sir,/Further to our conversation of to-day, i hereby/wish to confirm your appointment to our Mechanical Service Engineering/staff.
Format: Photograph: Black & White; See Dimensions Tab
Other Association (See Comments): The British Tabulating Machine Company, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1927-1977

Russell Grevatt's employer

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