The City: Philadelphia #5


Original Caption:

Puts Numbers to Work.

Philadelphia -- A magical mechanical brain, the Universal Automatic Computer (UNIVAC) goes to work for Uncle Sam at the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation in Philadelphia, while scientists and government officials look on. The eight-foot-tall electronic wizard, which will be used by the Census Bureau, can calculate in 28 minutes work that formerly took a battery of employees three or more days to compute. Looking on while inventor J. Prespee Eckert operates the equipment, are Dr. Roy V. Peel, director of the US Census; Secretary of Commerce Charles Sawyer; and Albert Greenfield, president of the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. (1951)

1 comment:

plainwater said...

And only 29,000 pounds!