Vintage Computers.. (40 photos)


Beckman/SDS 2220/920 Integrated Computer System. 1964. The photograph showing the full view of the computer bears the Moss Photography stamp; the other is unattributed.
The integrated computing system, including a Beckman 2200 analog computer and Scientific Data Systems 920 digital computer, was introduced in 1964.
Beckman Instruments’ analog computers were being produced by their Berkeley Division as early as 1953. The company produced analog computers – also called automation, data reduction, or data handling systems – for the petroleum, aerospace, and defense industries. Beckman Instruments eventually stopped producing these systems after their cost and the time required to customize them kept them from being widely adopted.

U.S. Census Bureau employees, circa 1960s, with the Film Optical Sensing Device for Input to Computers (FOSDIC), a device used to transfer data from paper questionnaires to microfilm.

3D Realms web servers in the mid 90s

Dorothy Whitaker at the National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) magnetic tape library, circa 1960s-70s.

Atari 65XEP was the first portable computer Atari designed. It was first exhibited in 1985.