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Germanium Diodes - CSIRAC Computer, Assembly on Valve Bases, circa 1955 Reg. No: ST 044239
- Germanium diode assembly-on-valve-bases and container.
The diodes are type OA85. Geoff Chandler originated the idea of mounting the diodes on a valve base.
Such assemblies were used in the redesign of CSIRAC when CSIRAC came to Melbourne circa 1955. They were used as gates in the Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU).
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- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), 1965
|Tagged with:||computers, 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:||components & circuits|
|Designer:||Mr Geoff Chandler, Parkville, Victoria, Australia, circa 1955|
|User:||University of Melbourne (The), Australia, 1956|