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Ferranti Pegasus computer, 1956.

Ferranti Pegasus computer, 1956.
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm


This was designed by Christopher Strachey (1916-1975) while working at the National Research and Development Corporation (NRDC). He based his design on his experiments while working with Elliot Bros. Pegasus I evolved into Pegasus II. Thirty-eight Pegasus Is and IIs were sold, and it was one of the first computers to be built on a production line at Ferranti's factory in Manchester.

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