Babbage's Difference Engine and other historic computers

Electrodata E-205 (1954)

From the Computer History Museum's description:

"The vacuum-tube based E-205 used a rotating magnetic drum for main memory."

For more information, check out the Computer History Museum's description of this machine.

Photo credit: Jitze Couperus


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