Ferranti Mark I computer, c 1951.
2 9 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Ferranti Mark I computer, c 1951.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


Profesor Kilburn and engineers at the control console. The prototype was built in Manchester in 1946 under the supervision of Profesor Max Newman and with the help of a large grant from the Royal Society. In 1949 the Government commisioned the weapons and electronic company Ferranti Ltd to manufacture computers to the same design.

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