Picture from 1954 Popular Mechanics Magazine

From: John Lawson <jpl15_at_panix.com>
Date: Wed Nov 17 10:25:48 2004

  A previous post gave the actual photo (from the Rand Corp) - this is the
secondary steerage station from a submarine, installed in the engine
room.. the 'steering' wheels are for steering and up/down, if I read the
caption properly.

   And it's not a very good fake, either - as the piece of greenbar hanging
out of the Decwriter appears to be either going into, or coming out of,
the case near the keyboard... not the paper slot which is, of course,
underneath the machine.

    And we've all seen enough pictures of 1950s computers - how many of
them had that many power meters and pressure guages on 'em...?


Received on Wed Nov 17 2004 - 10:25:48 GMT

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