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May 25, 2012

Univac II computer console

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Univac II computer console

Univac II computer built in 1955.  The section pictured is only part of the Univac II; additional parts included a walk-in processor and over 7,000 vacuum tubes. Parts of the Univac I, built in Saint Paul, Minnesota in the 1940s, were recycled for this subsequent model. In 1955, it was the only computer that could read, write, and compute simultaneously without the help of extra equipment.

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One Response to “Univac II computer console”

  1. Shea Singerling Says:

    Anyone know where to purchase one of these or something very similar?



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