An ICL 1906 computer at ICL Stevenage, Hertfordshire, 1974.

Image number: 10303419

An ICL 1906 computer at ICL Stevenage, Hertfordshire, 1974.

International Computers Limited (ICL), an amalgamation of several English companies, began as a subsidary of the American Tabulating Machine Company. They launched their first computer, the 1200 series, in 1954. This company merged in 1959 with the English version of Powers Samas, forming ICT (International Computers and Tabulators), and the 1300 series was launched in 1961. Other companies were taken over, and Fujitsu, a Japanese company bought 80 per cent of the company in 1990.

Image number:
10303419
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
12 January 2004 18:58
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Science Museum