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Pencil - CSIRAC Computer, Lead, 1950s Object Reg. No: ST 044470

One of two lead pencils used by engineers working on CSIRAC.

The pencils were used in the late 1950s, during the period that CSIRAC was at the University of Melbourne.

Pencils were used sometimes in preference to fountain pens; the use of ball-point pens was only then becoming commonplace.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr. John Spencer, 1999
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 17.5 cm (Length), .9 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: computer accessories, computing, csirac computer, making history - csirac
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection, CSIRAC Collection
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: equipment
User: University of Melbourne (The), Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 1954-1964

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