Loading Univac Computer on Seaboard Super Constellation

Courtesy of Fritz Haug (Seaboard photo)

This computer section of a Sperry UNIVAC, seen here being loaded on a Seaboard Super Constellation in 1956 at Idlewild airport (now JFK) in New York. It was referred to as the brain of the system. It weighed 2,000 lbs. and was part of a 19-ton system that required two aircraft to carry. It was sent to establish the first large-scale computer service center in Western Europe in a specially designed building at the Battelle Institute in Frankfurt, Germany. It was one of forty-six delivered and the only one installed outside of the United States.

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