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Item #

A3788

1953 IBM 701 Computer 8 Tube Unit & Ad

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Price $

795

This is an original 1953 IBM 701 Scientific Calculator Computer Pluggable Unit with 8 vacuum tubes and original advertisement.  Both are original and NOT reproductions.  The 1953 IBM 701 computer was the most powerful machine of the period and was used in business and especially USA government defense for calculations.  This was the first of IBM’s 700 series of scientific computers.  This rare 8 vacuum tube “Pluggable” unit shows the secret to the machine with one of the register modules that contains one bit for each of the storage, accumulator and multiplier quotient registers.  The Advertisement calls this the “Modern Abacus”.  A portion of advertisement reads: “Resembling a Chinese abacus, this electronic assembly operates at a speed of one million pulses a second. It is one of 274 similar electronic units that perform the computing and control functions for the 701 computer…….”.  Pluggable Unit Size is 10” x 7” x 1”.  Advertisement is 8” x 11”  All tubes are labeled IBM 5965.

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