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IBM UK 866 Rutherford Laboratory Central Computer System

IBM UK 866 Rutherford Laboratory Central Computer System

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These two blue punch cards have four square corners (none truncated). They are job statement cards for the Rutherford Central Computer System 195. The cards have space for information about a job name, job number, user's identity code, programmer's name, and job parameters.
Established in 1958, the Rutherford HIgh Energy Laboratory of Britain's National Institute for Research in Nuclear Science was a center for computing in Britain. It installed one IBM 360/195 mainframe computer in 1971, and a second in 1976. These computers ran until 1982.
A mark on the cards at the top right reads: SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL. A mark on the bottom edge reads: IBM UNITED KINGDOM LIMITED. Another mark there reads: 866-23042.
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Object Name
Punch Cards, Group Of
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Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall:.1 cm x 19 cm x 8.4 cm; 1/32 in x 7 15/32 in x 3 5/16 in
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Credit Line
Gift of Douglas W. Jones
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National Museum of American History
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