Computer hardware (10), IBM 1401 mainframe and components, from the NSW Electricity Commission, metal/plastic/electrical components, International Business Machines, (IBM), USA, c. 1965

Made by International Business Machines Corporation in United States of America, c.1965.

Computer hardware (10), IBM 1401 mainframe and components, from the NSW Electricity Commission, metal/plastic/electrical components, International Business Machines, (IBM), USA, c. 1965.
Computer hardware, eight large components of an IBM computer system used by the Electricity Commission, based around the IBM 1401 mainframe. This was one of the earliest widely used business computers.

-1 Mainframe, Central Processing Unit, IBM 1401
-2 Magnetic tape unit and spools, IBM 7330
-3 Card Punch Reade...

Summary

Object No.

K318

Physical Description

Computer hardware (10), IBM 1401 mainframe and components, from the NSW Electricity Commission, metal/plastic/electrical components, International Business Machines, (IBM), USA, c. 1965.
Computer hardware, eight large components of an IBM computer system used by the Electricity Commission, based around the IBM 1401 mainframe. This was one of the earliest widely used business computers.

-1 Mainframe, Central Processing Unit, IBM 1401
-2 Magnetic tape unit and spools, IBM 7330
-3 Card Punch Reader, IBM 1402
-4 Printer, IBM 1403
-5 Disk storage unit, IBM 1406
-6 Magnetic tape unit and spools, IBM 7330
-7 Magnetic tape unit and spool, IBM 7330 ]
-8 Magnetic tape unit and spool, IBM 7330.
-9 Transformer for CPU
-10 Cables, punchcards, computer paper, and manuals for IBM1401 series

Production

Notes

The IBM 1401 was produced commercially during the early 1960's

Made

International Business Machines Corporation c.1965

Designed

International Business Machines Corporation null

History

Notes

Listed as the donor in the stock book entry

Used

Electricity Commission

Source

Credit Line

Gift of GJ Barron, 1980

Acquisition Date

5 February 1980

Cite this Object

Harvard

Computer hardware (10), IBM 1401 mainframe and components, from the NSW Electricity Commission, metal/plastic/electrical components, International Business Machines, (IBM), USA, c. 1965 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 25 April 2018, <https://ma.as/261786>

Wikipedia

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