Manchester Mark I Computer, 1948.
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Manchester Mark I Computer, 1948.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


This contemporary photograph shows the first fully- electronic stored-program computer in operation. It was built at Manchester University under the supervision of Profesor Max Newman, aided by a grant from the Royal Society. It was so succesful that the government commisioned the weapons and electronics company Ferranti Ltd to manufacture the design.

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