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Ferranti Mark I computer, c 1951.

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


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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