• Short Summary

    The first Electronic Computer Exhibition opens at Olympia London on 28th November, and for the first time in this country the works of the electronics boffins will be on show to the general public.

  • Description

    1.
    S.V. EXTERIOR OF OLYMPIA.
    4 ft

    2.
    L.V. INT. MONITORING SYSTEM FOR INDUSTRIAL PLANT.
    3 ft

    3.
    ANGLE V. SIGN / "METROPOLITAN VICKERS"
    3 ft

    4.
    ANGLE V. "ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING"
    3.5 ft

    5.
    ANGLE V. "BURROUGHS"
    3 ft

    6.
    LV. ONE OF THE SMALLEST DIGITAL COMPUTERS IN THE WORLD. (THE BURROUGHS)
    4 ft

    7.
    S.V. SITTING IN PIN BOARD. i.e. FEEDING IN DATA.
    4 ft

    8.
    S.C.U. SHOWING SOME OF THE 163 VALVES AND 1500 DIODES IN THE COMPUTER.
    3 ft

    9.
    S.V. OPERATOR USING COMPUTER.
    3.5 ft

    10.
    C.U. THE RESULTS BEING AUTOMATICALLY PRINTED.
    4.5 ft

    11.
    ANGLE V. SIGN "ELECTRONICS EMI"
    3.5 ft

    12.
    L.V. THE AUTOMOBILE SUSPENSION SIMULATOR
    4 ft

    13.
    FRONT V DITTO.
    3.5 ft

    14.
    C.U. PAN FROM WHEEL REVOLVING ON SIMULATOR PAN TO OSCELLOGRAPH TRACER.
    7.5 ft

    15.
    ANGLE V. SIGN "RANK PRECISION INDUSTRIES"
    3.5 ft

    16.
    S.C.U. MAGNETIC TAPE FEEDING INFORMATION INTO THE XERONIC PRINTER.
    4 ft

    17.
    S.C.U. AN IMAGE OF WORDS APPEARING ON A CATHODE RAY TUBE.
    5 ft

    18.
    C.U. PAN DOWN FROM "XERONIC" PAN TO THE DRY ELECTROSTATIC COPYING METHOD OF METHOD OF REPRODUCTION,
    7 ft

    19.
    L.V. PAN THE NATIONAL ELLIOT ELECTRONIC DIGIT COMPUTER.
    6 ft

    20.
    S.L.V. JULIAN MANDIWALL FROM ST. PAULS SCHOOL CONTEMPLATING THE COMPUTER.
    8 ft

    21.
    S.C.U. PAN AN IDEA COMES TO HIM. HE RUSHES AWAY.
    6 ft

    22.
    S.V. HE SEATS HIMSELF AT THE COMPUTER.
    9.5 ft

    23.
    S.T.V. OPENS HIS TEXT BOOK.
    5 ft

    24.
    S.V. USES THE COMPUTER.
    16 ft

    25.
    FRONT V. COLLECTS THE ANSWERS.
    5 ft

    26.
    S.V. HE IS ABOUT TO USE THE ANSWERS WHEN HIS MASTER FROM ST. PAULS MR. IAN McKELLAR NABS HIM.
    21 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The first Electronic Computer Exhibition opens at Olympia London on 28th November, and for the first time in this country the works of the electronics boffins will be on show to the general public.

    On exhibition - one of the world's smallest Digital Computers. Made by Burroughs and costing a mere GBP17,000, the machine contains 163 valves, and 1,500 diodes and occupies the space of a normal desk.

    EMI Electronics are showing an Automobile Suspension Simulator which can throw the conditions of a normal (or abnormal) road on to the drum revolving the wheel of a stationary car. This saves hours of actual road testing for the manufacturers of vehicles, and Fiats of Italy are already using this system in their factory.

    Rank Precision Industries are showing the prototype of a XERONIC COMPUTER OUTPUT PRINTER - which can print information 'stored' as electrical impulse on a magnetic tape, at the rate of 60,000 words per minute.

    BUT the schoolboys delight is this Computer shown by Elliots. Costing GBP20,000, this digital computer will solve all the problems a homework harassed schoolboy may expect to meet - officially described as 'a 402F floating point scientific digital computer, with paper tape input and output....' they are expected to become standard equipment in any school in 1984.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2HMU4MOTFQHGCJBLKMH5GQ7DX
    Media URN:
    VLVA2HMU4MOTFQHGCJBLKMH5GQ7DX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/11/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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