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Gallery: Vintage computers on the auction block

Lyons Electronic Office - LEOII/3

The Lyons Electronic Office - LEOII/3 electronic programmable storage computer which was first demonstrated in 1958 - is part of Michael Bennett-Levy's private collection of early technology that was auctioned at Bonhams in London this week. Silicon.com's Tim Ferguson gives all the details.

Just 13 of the Leo II devices were built and it was one of the first commercially sold computers, used by the Ford Motor Company among others. It was expected to fetch at least £2,000 ($3,200).

SOLD for £8,400 ($13,400).

Photo credit: Bonhams