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Circuit Box - Electronic Valve Amplifier, Trevor Pearcey, 1960s Object Reg. No: ST 045078

Summary:
Valve amplifier circuit used by Trevor Pearcey, an Australian computing pioneer who designed CSIRAC, Australia's first computer. This amplifier circuit was possibly used later in Pearcey's career; it is difficult to say if it was used with CSIRAC but it is of the same vintage.

The item lacks the two vacuum tubes required and a power supply.
Description:
Rectangular metal box with plugs on the top. Inside are a Ducon condenser, electrolytic capacitor and other electronic components. The valve sockets are designed for 8 and 9 pin valves
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Steve & Connie Kormas, 2001
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 60 mm (Height), 65 mm (Width), 113 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: computing, electronic equipment
Themes this item is part of: Trevor Pearcey, Computer Engineer & CSIRAC Specialist (1919-1998), Trevor Pearcey, 1919 - 1998: a brief biography, Trevor Pearcey & the First Australian Computer: A Lost Opportunity?, Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: components & circuits
Inscriptions: Handwritten inscriptions on top, including "Out".
Manufacturer: Ducon, Australia, 1960s
Maker: Dr Trevor Pearcey, Mount Eliza, Victoria, Australia, 1960s

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