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Digital computers, Manchester Small-Scale Experimental Machine (SSEM)
A COLLECTION OF 5 ITEMS, COMPRISING:
LOT SOLD. 813 GBP
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Digital computers, Manchester Small-Scale Experimental Machine (SSEM)
A COLLECTION OF 5 ITEMS, COMPRISING:
LOT SOLD. 813 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Digital computers, Manchester Small-Scale Experimental Machine (SSEM)
A COLLECTION OF 5 ITEMS, COMPRISING:
i. Kilburn, Thomas A. (1921-2001). "The University of Manchester high-speed digital computing machine" [London: Macmillan, 1949], [in:] Nature, vol. 164, no. 4173, disbound, (Weinreb Collection, Bloomsbury Auctions, 28 October 1999, lot 302, Erwin Tomash), [T&W K41; Origins of Cyberspace 1067], adhesive at spine
ii. Kilburn, T. "The new universal digital computing machine at the University of Manchester" [London: Macmillan, 1951], [in:] Nature, vol. 168, no. 4264, disbound, [T&W K40], adhesive at spine
iii. Williams, Frederic Calland (1911-1977), Kilburn, T. and Tootill, Geoffrey C. (1922-2017). Universal high-speed digital computers: a small-scale experimental machine [London: The Institution of Electrical Engineers, 1951], [offprint from:] Proceedings of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, vol. 98, no. 61, wrappers, [T&W W87], some creases and folds, adhesive tape repairs to wrappers
iv. Kilburn, T., Tootill, G.C., Edwards, David B.G. (b.1928) and Pollard, Brian W. Digital computers at Manchester university [London: The Institution of Electrical Engineers, 1952], [proof offprint from:] Journal of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, no. 10, 4to, later wrappers, [T&W K42], ownership initials and numbering system towards spine
v. Pollard, B.W. and Londsdale, Keith. The construction and operation of the Manchester University computer [London: The Institution of Electrical Engineers, 1953], [proof offprint from:] Proceedings of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, vol. 100, no. 61, 4to, later wrappers, [not in T&W], ownership initials and numbering system towards spine
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Catalogue Note

Kilburn and Williams were responsible for the first stored program computer to operate: the Manchester Baby machine. In the first paper offered in this lot, Kilburn announces the completion of the world’s first digital electronic stored program computer.

The Erwin Tomash Library on the History of Computing

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