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1401_Classes

ClassPresentation

ManagementTraining
Program_c1956

Toronto Data Center - Courtesy IBM Corp - Photographer George Dunbar "IBM Canada's photographer (1957 to 1989)"

Toronto-KingSt-Datacenter-1963

Toronto-KingSt-Datacenter
Hi Robert,
Using the hint that this pic is from IBM Toronto, I noted that there's a reflection in the glass that says "SHERATON ARD IN" [backwards]. After staring and pondering for a spell, something clicked and I came up with KING EDWARD SHERATON. According to this olde tyme photo [http://www.flickr.com/photos/hollywoodplace/5966759965/] the Kind Edward Sheraton was at 37 King Street E. Circling back, it seems IBM Canada maintained an office on King Street E. "Prior to 1951, IBM Canada offices were located on 300 Campbell Avenue and Dupont Street in the city of Toronto's west end.[1] The plant is now home to Wayspa's Canadian operations (as 298 Campbell Avenue). During this period, and well into the 1950s, the company also maintained a downtown office suite located on King Street East immediately opposite the entrance to the famous "King Eddie" Hotel." <----see the guest list at this link! Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Canada_Head_Office_Building Anyway, I offer this as further evidence the showroom depicted is indeed at IBM Toronto.
Cheers, Dag
Dag/Robert
I reckon that just about proves it. Google Earth shows that the King Edward Hotel at 57 King Street E is now part of the Meridien chain. Right opposite, if it wasn't for the Shred-It truck parked at the kerbside, you'd be able to see that the Data Centre is now a Sushi restaurant. The pillars and first floor windows are those depicted in the colour picture from Kevin Maney's Pioneering the Science of Information.
Well done indeed. Simon


1401_DatamobileEuropeanTravelingExhibit

Datamobile_WorldFair_
Atomium_Brussels_Sept1960

Datamobile_Vatican_
Rear_June1960

Datamobile_Vatican_
June_1960

Datamobile_Salon
Mecanographie_
Brussels_Sept1960

Datamobile_Montdes
Arts_Brussels
_Sept1960

Datamobile_Model
_1960

Datamobile_Dock
_1960

Datamobile_Copenhagen
_Aug1960

Datamobile_Coloseum
_Rome_June1960

Datamobile_Belgian
_Ferry_Sept1960

Unloading at
Helsinki-1964

Datamobile_Zurich_
Sept1960


1401_ManufacturingTestSystems - Endicott Manufacturing Photos 1965

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1401 Manufacturing Test Systems - 1401 Manufacturing Testing Lab Pics - Oct 1962

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1401 Marketing Press Release Pics

GMktingCardSys

Mkting729Tape
1311DiskSy

Mkting729Tape
Sys

Mkting729Tape
SysM&W

Mkting729Tape
SysMan

Mkting1405Disk
7330TapeSys

Mkting1405Disk
Sys

Mkting1407Console
1311DiskSys

Mkting1407Console7330
Tape1405DiskSys
M&W

Mkting1428Optical
ReaderSysWoman

Mktting1311Disk
Sys

Mktting1428Optical
ReaderSy

729Tape_1405Disk_
1407Console_COLOR

729Tape_
1407Console_COLOR

729TapeSystem
_COLOR

CorePlane
NeedleFeeder

Mkting_7330Tape_
1311Disk_1407Console_April1962

Model_MOS for
textiles_Clemson
College_Nov1961

CPU_1406ExtendedStorage

LongPrintout_M&W

Markting_Chain_
WhirLing Chain_
Oct1959

Data Processing
System-1959

1401 + 1311 image


1401 Marketing Press Release Pics - 1401 Satellite Comm Pics

1009_SatelliteComm_
Graphic_1962

1009_Transmission_
Satellite_1962_A


1401 Marketing Press Release Pics - Restored Marketing System Pics

TapeSystemColor
-Adj

TapeSystemColor
-AdjSm


1401 Production Pics

Manufacturing_
Dept863

Manufacturing_
Port_1960

Manufacturing_
Landscape_1960


Maurice Papo Pics

Model_MauricePapo
_Home

plane_MauricePapo

WWAM_group


from Charles Morrison

to Qatar Petroleum
from Frankfurt


from Simon Barratt, UK
Laurel House, The Green, Tredington, Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire, CV364NJ, UNITED KINGDOM
Only pre-360 images provided here

London Data Centre
-1968

Printer Layout pad

another Printer Layout pad

Service Bureau Booklet

UK Form 22-6107
12 page, 1.5 MByte
12 page, 12 MByte
Data Center Booklet
UK Form 22-6101
12 pages, 14 MByte
Ever Onward
12 MBytes
Songs of the IBM
1.3 MBytes


Electromatic

1 MByte

ASCC

3.5 MBytes

Unmarked-01
1.7 MBytes

STRETCH in Factory
370 KBytes

IBM-702-DP-System-1953
400KBytes

HarvardMark-1
500 KBytes

IBM-Type-1-Printing-Tabulator-1921
1 MBytes

IBM-Type-4-DirectSubtractAccountingMachine-1928
2 MBytes

IBM-513-Reproducer-1933
800 KBytes

IBM-405-Tabulator-Maybe
700 KBytes

IBM-405-Tabulator-Maybe-Annotated.jpg
800 KBytes

077 collator (1936) Dev for SocSecurity
080 Card Sortor (1925)
2.2 MBytes

CTR-4-Units - 1914
1.9 MBytes
<= left
- Manual Card Punch
- Hand Gang Punch
- Vertical Sorter (1908)
- Five Counter Tabulator (non-printing)

Seven-Bank
1.8 MBytes
<= left
Seven bank printing and listing machine
with 4 superimposed counters, subtracting
feature, and card summany punch
(Electricity Supply Board, June 1932)

HollerithMachine (1890 ?)
2.7 MBytes

HollerithSorter-w-panel
2.9 MBytes

VerticalCardSorter (1908)
2.9 MBytes

ENIAC.jpg
5.6 MBytes \
and a section from page 28 of "Data Systems" - there appears to be missing clippings -
"The data processing world is older than one usually thinks. The Prudential Assurance Company installed their first punch card machines in 1914."

(Note everyone is standing)
4.1 MBytes

(Note everyone is standing)
2.4 MBytes
[Simon Barratt says "And when I worked in the Service Bureau/Data Centre, we had no chairs except during coffee (yes, coffee) break."]




and ;-))
BTW, did you hear that one of the first 1401 CPUs to be imported into the UK came to a rather sticky end? As it was being fork-lifted off the aircraft, it fell off and landed on a corner.

The engineers managed to repair it and it spent the rest of its days in the IBM UK Test Centre in the basement of the Newman Street office where it was used by 1401 customers to test their software before their machines were delivered. The only evidence of its misadventure was that, instead of being square, it had a slight parallelogram look.

1401 at user site in Italy - from Franco Fellico' < franco@ffellico.com > , web site

"enhanced", original
web page
with comment "Qui Ŕ ben visibile una fila di unitÓ nastro e sulla destra, ancora parzialmente imballata, Ŕ l'unitÓ centrale di un 1401."

"enhanced", original
web page
with comment "Ed ora in posa vicino all'altro 1401"

1401 at Hanover Fair 1960 from Chuck Branscomb
... a picture of the 1401 taken in April 1960 at the Hanover Fair. My wife and I were there (that is her in the picture ) and my recollection is that this was taken while the system was being checked out the day before the fair started.

This system was our engineering model used for announcement testing and I did not want to send it to Europe but Dick Watson insisted. As you know, engineering models are not exactly "up to spec" in many areas and I was also concerned that shipping it overseas in its somewhat fragile state would result in damage causing demonstration problems. Fortunately the system performed flawlessly throughout the Fair and was a big hit with the Europeans. I should note that IBM Germany send over technicians which we trained to service the system and they did an outstanding job.

A few days after the Fair, I was called by IBM Netherlands saying they had a problem with the system, were installed for demonstration in a CUSTOMER'S office (much to my surprise), and needed help. We put our best person on the plane to help but they corrected the problem before he arrived.


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