Section 14.1

14.1.1  I.C.T. Newman Street.  (Machine No.2.)  (July 1967)

This machine is used for a computing service.

Equipment

Geographical
Name

k-bits

16,384 words of core store
2 MD5 drums (32,768 words)

 

 

6 Ampex FR300 decks
1 magnetic tape control unit

MTA to MTF

See 14.2.1

1 Flexowriter Z

FLX or FLO

See 14.2.2

3 TR5 tape readers

TRA, TRB, TRC

16, 35, 19

1 TR7 tape reader

TRF

32

1 teletype punch (can be used 7-track
                                        or 5-track)

SPA
or FPA

26
or 28

1 7-track teletype punch

SPB

41

1 Creed 300 punch - 7-track

SPF

25

3 character control units

 

 

1 ICT 593 card reader

CRA

224

1 Anelex line printer (Standard)

LPA

97

1 ICT 582 card punch

CPA

98

 

 

 

Spares

 

 

1 Flexowriter Z

 

 

 

14.1.2  AB Turitz & Co.    (Machine No. 1)    (July 1967)

This machine is installed in Gothenburg, Sweden.  It is used for stock controls for stores for their 70 retail branches.  Buyers may interrogate the machine directly by means of key-sets at  enquiry stations.

Equipment

Geographical
Name

k-bits

Attached to
Character
Control Unit

8,192 words of core store
2 MD5 drums (32,768 words)

 

 

 

7 Ampex TM2 decks
2 Magnetic tape control units

MTA to MTG

See 14.2.1

 

1 Flexowriter Z

FLX or FLO

See 14.2.2

1

1 TR5 tape reader

TRA

16

2

2 TR7 tape readers

TRB
TRC

35
32

3
3

1 7-track teletype punch

SPA

25

2

2 Flexowriters "C"

FCA
FCB

13
41

1
3

35 Enquiry Stations and Keyboard

EKA

1

1

2 I.C.T. 665 line printers (Gothenburg)

LPA
LPB

97
98

 

Orion/1900 link
    From 1900
    To   1900


TRZ
FCZ


37
44


3
3

 

14.1.3  Norwich Union Life Assurance Company Limited    Machine No.5  (July 1967)

This machine is installed at Norwich.  It is used for processing life policies in the U.K. portfolio and for the processing group life pension schemes involving 150,000 to 200,000lives.

Equipment

Geographical
Name

k-bits

Attached to
Character
Control Unit

16,384 words of core store
3 MD5 drums (49,152 words)

 

 

 

9 Ampex TM2 decks
2 Magnetic tape control units

MTA to MTI

See 14.2.1

 

1 Flexowriter Z

FLX or FLO

See 14.2.2

1

2 TR5 tape reader

TRA
TRB

32
1

2
1

2 7-track teletype punches

SPA
SPB

41
11

2
1

1 I.C.T. 593 card reader

CRA

224

 

2 Anelex line printers (Standard)

LPA
LPB

97
100

 

1 I.C.T.582 card punch

CPA

103

 

 

 

 

 

Spares

 

 

 

1 Flexowriter Z

 

 

 

 

14.1.4   Rothamsted Experimental Station  (Machine No. 4)   (Aug 1969)

This machine is installed near Harpenden and is used mainly for statistical work.

Equipment

Geographical
Name

k-bits

16,384 words of core store
4 MD5 drums (65,536 words)

 

 

7 Ampex TM2 decks
1 Magnetic tape control units

MTA to MTG

See 14.2.1

1 Flexowriter Z

FLX or FLO

See 14.2.2

4 TR5 tape readers

TRA
TRB
TRC
TRD

32
1
35
37

3 7-track teletype punches

SPA
SPB
SPC

11
41
44

2 character control units

 

 

1 5 track punch

FPC

42

1 I.C.T. 593 card reader

CRA

224

1 Anelex line printer

LPA

97

 

Rothamsted Experimental Station  (Machine No.4)    (July 1967)

This machine is installed near Harpenden and is used mainly for statistical work.

Equipment

Geographical
Name

k-bits

8,192 words of core store
2 MD5 drums (32,768 words)

 

 

3 Ampex TM2 decks
1 Magnetic tape control units

MTA to MTC

See 14.2.1

1 Flexowriter Z

FLX or FLO

See 14.2.2

3 TR5 tape reader

TRA
TRB
TRC

32
1
35

2 7-track teletype punches

SPA
SPB

11
41

2 character control units

 

 

1 I.C.T. 593 card reader

CRA

224

 

 

 

Spares

 

 

1 Flexowriter Z

 

 

1 7-track teletype punch

 

 

 

14.1.5  National Provincial Bank Limited    Machine No. 7  (July 1967)

This machine is installed in London.  It is used for current account book keeping and for overseas and trustee work.

Equipment

Geographical
Name

k-bits

Attached to
Character
Control Unit

8,192 words of core store
2 MD5 drums (32,768 words)

 

 

 

6 Ampex TM2 decks
2 Magnetic tape control units

MTA to MTF

See 14.2.1

 

1 Flexowriter Z

FLX or FLO

See 14.2.2

1

2 TR5 tape readers

TRA
TRB

32
16

3
2

2 7-track teletype punches

SPA
SPB

26
11

2
1

2 Creed 3000 punches

SPF
SPG

41
25

3
2

3 character control units

 

 

 

1 Anelex line printer (Standard)

LPA

97

 

2 IBM 7330 Magnetic tape deck with control

ITA
ITB

128
131

 

 

 

 

 

Spares

 

 

 

1 Flexowriter Z

 

 

 

1 TR5 tape reader

 

 

 

 The IBM tape deck can read and write IBM tape.  It is used mainly for reading IBM tape produced on an IBM document sorting system.

 

14.1.6  Beecham Group Limited   (Machine No. 6)   (July 1967)

This machine is installed at Brentford

Equipment

Geographical
Name

k-bits

Attached to
Character
Control Unit

16,384 words of core store
3 MD5 drums (49,152 words)

 

 

 

4 Ampex TM2 decks

2 Magnetic tape control unit

MTK, MTL, MTM, MTO

 

 

1 Flexowriter Z

FLX or FLO

See 14.2.2

1

2 TR5 tape readers

TRD
TRE

32
35

2
2

1 7-track punch

SPC

41

2

2 character control units

 

 

 

1 I.C.T. 665 Line printer
  (Commercial)

LPC

97

 

 

14.1.7  Metal Box Co. Ltd.   (Machine No. 8)   (Aug 1969)

This machine is installed at Worcester.  It is used for sales statistics, sales ledger, order analysis, tinplate stock control, payroll and scientific calculations.

Equipment

Geographical
Name

k-bits

16,384 words of core store
3 MD5 drums (49,152 words)

 

 

8 Ampex TM2 decks
1 Magnetic Tape control unit

MTA to MTH

See 14.2.1

1 Flexowriter Z

FLX or FLO

See 14.2.2

3 TR5 tape readers

TRA
TRB
TRC

16
32
19

2 7-track teletype punches

SPA
SPB

41
25

1 5-track teletype punch

FPC

26

3 character control units

 

 

1 ICT 593 card reader

CRA

224

2 ICT 665 line printer (Commercial)

LPA
LPB

97
98

 

 

 

Spares

 

 

1 Flexowriter Z

 

 

1 TR5 tape reader

 

 

1 5-track teletype punch

 

 

1 ICT 593 card reader

 

 

 

Metal Box Co., Ltd.   (Machine No.8)    (July 1967)

This machine is installed at Worcester.  It is used for sales statistics, sales ledger, order analysis, tinplate stock control, payroll and scientific calculations.

Equipment

Geographical
Name

k-bits

8,192 words of core store
2 MD5 drums (words)

 

 

6 Ampex TM2 decks
1 Magnetic tape control unit

MTA to MTF

See 14.2.1

1 Flexowriter Z

FLX or FLO

See 14.2.2

2 TR5 tape readers

TRA
TRB

16
32

2 7-track teletype punches

SPA
SPB

41
25

1 5-track teletype punch

FPC

26

3 character control units

 

 

1 ICT 593 card reader

CRA

224

2 ICT 665 line printer (Commercial)

LPA
LPB

97
98

 

 

 

Spares

 

 

1 Flexowriter Z

 

 

1 TR5 tape reader

 

 

1 5-track teletype punch

 

 

1 ICT 593 card reader

 

 

 

14.1.8  Trygg Fylgia   (Machine No. 12)   (Aug 1969)

This machine is installed at the Trygg and Fylgia Insurance Companies at Stockholm, Sweden, replacing their Perseus computer.

Equipment

Geographical
Name

k-bits

12,288 words of core store
2 MD5 drums (32,768 words)

 

 

9 Ampex TM2 tape decks
2 Magnetic Tape control unit

MTA to MTI

See 14.2.1

1 Flexowriter Z

FLX or FLO

See 14.2.2

2 TR5 tape reader

TRA
TRB

32
1

1 7-track teletype punch

SPA

41

2 character control units

 

 

1 ICT 593 card reader

CRA

224

2 Anelex line printers (Swedish)

LPA
LPB

97
98

1 Electrodata deck (used as 3 devices)

EAA
ECA
EDA

37
42
38

1 Orion 1/1900 Data Link (used as 2 devices)

TRZ
FCZ

35
42

Spares

 

 

1 Flexowriter Z

 

 

 The EDU can read Pegasus, Mercury and Perseus magnetic tapes.

 

Trygg Fylgia    (Machine No.12)    (July 1967)

This machine is installed at the Trygg and Fylgia Insurance Companies at Stockholm, Sweden, replacing their Perseus computer.

Equipment

Geographical
Name

k-bits

12,288 words of core store
2 MD5 drums (32,768 words)

 

 

7 Ampex TM2 tape decks
2 Magnetic tape control unit

MTA to MTG

See 14.2.1

1 Flexowriter Z

FLX or FLO

See 14.2.2

2 TR5 tape reader

TRA
TRB

32
1

1 7-track teletype punch

SPA

41

2 character control units

 

 

1 ICT 593 card reader

CRA

224

2 Anelex line printers (Swedish)

LPA
LPB

97
98

1 Electrodata deck (used as 3 devices)

EAA
ECA
EDA

37
42
38

 

 

 

Spares

 

 

1 Flexowriter Z

 

 

 The EDU can read Pegasus, Mercury and Perseus magnetic tapes.

 

14.1.9  Cadbury Brothers Limited   (Machine No. 10)  (Aug 1969)

This machine is installed at Bournville, Birmingham.  It is used for stock control, sales analysis, invoicing, payroll, certain aspects of costing and raw material control.

 

Equipment

Geographical
Name

k-bits

Attached to
Character
Control Unit

12,288 words of core store
3 MD5 drums (49,152 words)

 

 

 

7 Ampex TM2 tape decks
1 Magnetic tape control unit

MTA to MTG

See 14.2.1

 

1 Flexowriter Z

FLX or FLO

See 14.2.2

 

2 TR5 tape readers

TRA
TRB

1
32

1
2

2 7-track teletype punches

SPA
SPB

41
42

2
2

1 I.C.T. 593 card reader

CRA

224

 

2 Anelex line printers (Standard)

LPA
LPB

97
98

 

Orion/1900 Link
  From 1900
  To   1900


TRZ
FCZ


35
44


2
2

 

Cadbury Brothers Limited    (Machine No. 10)   (July 1967)

This machine is installed at Bournville, Birmingham.  It is used for stock control, sales analysis, invoicing, payroll, certain aspects of costing and raw material control.

 

Equipment

Geographical
Name

k-bits

Attached to
Character
Control Unit

12,288 words of core store
3 MD5 drums (49,152 words)

 

 

 

7 Ampex TM2 tape decks
1 Magnetic tape control unit

MTA to MTG

See 14.2.1

 

1 Flexowriter Z

FLX or FLO

See 14.2.2

 

2 TR5 tape readers

TRA
TRB

1
32

1
2

2 7-track teletype punches

SPA
SPB

41
42

2
2

1 I.C.T. 593 card reader

CRA

224

 

2 Anelex line printers (Standard)

LPA
LPB

97
98

 

Orion/1900 Link
  From 1900
  To   1900


TRZ
FCZ


35
44


2
2

 

14.1.10  Vickers Armstrongs (Engineers) Ltd  (Machine No. 11)  (Aug 1969)

This machine is installed as Barrow.  It is used for stock control, payroll, costing and later for production control.

Equipment

Geographical
Name

k-bits

8,192 words of core store
2 MD5 drums (32,768 words)

 

 

7 Ampex TM2 tape decks
1 Magnetic tape control unit

MTA to MTG

See 14.2.1

1 Flexowriter Z

FLX or FLO

See 14.2.2

2 TR5 tape readers

TRA
TRB

32
35

1 7-track teletype punch

SPA

41

2 character control units

 

 

1 ICT 593 card reader

CRA

224

1 ICT 665 line printer (Commercial)

LPA

97

 

 

 

Spares

 

 

1 Flexowriter Z

 

 

 

Vickers Armstrongs (Engineers) Ltd.     (Machine No.11)   (July 1967)

This machine is installed as Barrow.  It is used for stock control, payroll, costing and later for production control.

Equipment

Geographical
Name

k-bits

8,192 words of core store
2 MD5 drums (32,768 words)

 

 

5 Ampex TM2 tape decks
1 Magnetic tape control unit

MTA to MTE

See 14.2.1

1 Flexowriter Z

FLX or FLO

See 14.2.2

1 TR5 tape reader

TRA

32

1 7-track teletype punch

SPA

41

2 character control units

 

 

1 ICT 593 card reader

CRA

224

1 ICT 665 line printer (Commercial)

LPA

97

 

 

 

Spares

 

 

1 Flexowriter Z

 

 

 

 

14.1.11  L.M. Ericssons Telefon Company  (Machine No. 9)   (Aug 1969)

This machine is installed at Stockholm, Sweden.  It is used for production control.

Equipment

Geographical
Name

k-bits

Attached to
Character
Control Unit

16,384 words of core store
4 MD5 drums (65,536 words)

 

 

 

9 Ampex TM2 tape decks
2 Magnetic tape control unit

MTA to MTH
and MTK

See 14.2.1

 

1 Flexowriter Z

FLX or FLO

See 14.2.2

1

2 7-track teletype punches

SPA
SPB

41
13

2

2 TR5 tape readers

TRA
TRB

32
35

2
2

1 I.C.T. 593 card reader

CRA

224

 

2 I.C.T. 665 line printers

LPA
LPB

97
98

 

1 I.C.T. 582 card punch

CPA

100

 

1 Electrodata deck (used as 3 devices)

EAA
ECA
EDA

37
42
28

 

1 Orion 1/1900 Data Link
(used as 2 devices)

TRZ
FCZ

35
44

 

Spares

 

 

 

1 Flexowriter

 

 

 

1 Ampex TM2 tape deck

 

 

 

 

L.M. Ericssons Telefon Company    (Machine No. 9)   (July 1967)

This machine is installed at Stockholm, Swedon.  It is used for production control.

Equipment

Geographical
Name

k-bits

Attached to
Character
Control Unit

16,384 words of core store
2 MD5 drums (32,768 words)

 

 

 

9 Ampex TM2 tape decks
2 Magnetic tape control unit

MTA to MTH
and MTK

See 14.2.1

 

1 Flexowriter Z

FLX or FLO

See 14.2.2

1

1 7-track teletype punch

SPA

41

2

2 TR5 tape readers

TRA
TRB

32
35

2
2

1 I.C.T. 593 card reader

CRA

224

 

2 I.C.T. 665 line printers

LPA
LPB

97
98

 

1 I.C.T. 582 card punch

CPA

100

 

 

 

 

 

Spares

 

 

 

1 Flexowriter

 

 

 

1 Ampex TM2 tape deck