IBM 1410 computer in use at Ford Motor Company, c 1969.
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'At the nerve centre of the parts supply system is a remarkable IBM 1410 computer which can interpret 800 order cards a minute. In the foreground a computer operator works at the console of the operating control desk. Beyond him stands a battery of six magnetic tape drives which control the sequence and timing of computer operations'. (Copyright must be cleared with Ford Motor Company, UK.)