Getting Your Answers at Electronic Speed!

3 11 2007


Getting Your Answers at Electronic Speed!
Originally uploaded by Paula Wirth

In honor of the 10th Annual Vintage Computer Festival, here in Mountain View, CA, here’s a vintage ad from 1949 for the IBM Electronic Calculator, AKA the IBM Card-Programmed Calculator (CPC).

This beast was the first digital computer in the space program and was instrumental in the development of the U.S. Army Redstone missile.

Read more about the IBM 604 Electronic Calculating Punch

For more exciting computer-related manufacturing of the past, see this list of International Business Machines products.

For more great electronics ads, see the I Love My Electric Appliance! flickr pool…

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