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Zuse Z23 (1961)

From the Computer History Museum's description:

"The Z23 contained both a magnetic drum and a small magnetic core memory. Inventor Konrad Zuse began development of the Z23 in 1958 and the first machine was delivered three years later."

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

Photo credit: Jitze Couperus

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