ANELEX (Dec, 1961)

ANELEX

Anelex High Speed Line Printers are standard equipment in the data processing systems of almost every major computer manufacturer here and abroad.

Further information available upon request

ANelex Corporation

157 Causeway Street, Boston 14, Massachusetts

6 comments
  1. Torgo says: August 8, 20087:09 pm

    Her legs are too short.

  2. David Moisan says: August 9, 20086:52 am

    The Anelex building was next to the old Boston Garden, on the east side of the building. Bostonians might remember it as the storage place of the old Celtics parquet floor. And the ramp where the elephants were brought in for the circus.

    It was torn down 15 years ago to make room for the Big Dig–the down ramp from the Zakim bridge to the underground highway now sits in their space.

  3. Richard Burns says: November 6, 20083:15 pm

    I worked at Anelex Corporation back in the sixtys and the company was later bought out by Mohawk Data (NY). Mohawk Data Research and Development went to Stonham, Ma but later closed it’s doors in Stonham Dec. 31, 1971 and went to NY. It was a great company to work for. The Anelex building floors went from #1 to #12 and then contuined to #14 leaving out #13. The inside of the floors we were on were all painted battleship gray. I was told that the Navy owned the building priviously.
    I can remember looking out to the old expressway where rt93 now comes in.

  4. Larry says: March 21, 20119:52 am

    A 3-year employee at Anelex, it was a good company to work for. Did not want to move to New York state.

    I worked for and reported to John Sims. Names I recall: Dave Sweeney, Gene Gilbert, Ken Galucia, Konkel, Hank Briggs, Carl Wieck + many others.

    On second floor of Anelex building were Boston Celtics corporate offices. Downstairs on the Boston Garden side was a popular bar/restaurant called “The Horse.”

    Lots of good memories, lots of good times.

  5. Bill Wood says: July 5, 20113:43 pm

    I spent a little over a week at Anelex back in December 1961. My company in the UK were going to use Anelex printers on its AEI 1010 computer one of the first of that generation of computers. Line printers became my speciality so I was sent over to learn all about the Anelex before we took delivery at our factory in Trafford Park, Manchester. One of my memories was of seeing colour TV for the first time in the office of the MD. Stayed at the world famous Parker House Hotel. At the one weekend there I was able to see a bit of Boston including the Freedom Trail, the Old North Chuirch and I had had heard of Paul Revere by way of Longfellow’s poem without realising the significance, Bunker Hill and the MIT Campus. Quite interesting as my knowledge of American history was just about nil. Three years later AEI pulled out of the data processing computer business and I went to work for what became International Computers Limited – ICL. The business later became part of Standard Telephone Cables and some time after I retired in 1989 it was taken over by Northern Telecommunications (Nortel) so I received my pension from a company I had never worked for. Nortel went into administration several years ago but my pension is secured by a Britiush Government bail-out. The ICL part of the business was hived off from Nortel and became part of Fujitsu. I seem to recall that Anelex stood for Anderson Nichols Electonics but I can’t remember the name of the MD. When AEI pulled out I was offered a job with Anelex but it would have meant a move to London and the salary and holidays weren’t as good so I went to English Electric Leo Computers later to merge with International Computers and Tabulators (ICT) to become ICL.

  6. Mike Twigg says: February 5, 201411:55 am

    Following on from Bill’s comments above, I worked on an AEI 1010 machine at the National Coal Board, Lowton in the late 60s – early 70s. It had an Anelex printer. Not sure of model number but I think it was capable of around 1,000 lines a minute – pretty quick in those days. One of it’s best features was that at the end of a box of stationery, it would stop on “top of form”, making it easy for the operator (me!) to load another box of paper. No other line printer that I worked with did this. Like Bill, the Coal Board progressed to ICT/ICL 1900 Series and 2900 series, when I left them, I worked in Local Government on 3900 Series until my retirement in 2005, by which time, UNIX “boxes” were taking over . . .

    I would love to contact any AEI 1010 operators and engineers to share memories….

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