“REPORT FROM ROTTERDAM” (Apr, 1944)
I think this is the only time i have ever seen the word rape used in an advertisement.
“REPORT FROM ROTTERDAM”
Secret underground broadcasters still send out news of what the brave Dutch are doing to upset the Nazi “new Disorder”. Radio furnishes the ONE link between conquered countries and the outside world. In war, as in peace, The Radio Shack continues to play its part in the field of communications . . . now supplying vital equipment to help hasten the day of victory, and revenge for the rape of Rotterdam.
BUY WAR BONDS and STAMPS
THE RADIO SHACK
167 Washington St.
Boston, Mass., U.S.A.
ANNOUNCING A GENERAL PURPOSE DIGITAL COMPUTER (Sep, 1952)
Not too shabby for $62K in 1952, this thing operates at .12Mhz has roughly 2K of memory and each tape holds around 360K.
Plus for all you case modders, it already comes with 200 glowing tubes. Try to beat that with your little LEDs.
ANNOUNCING A GENERAL PURPOSE DIGITAL COMPUTER
to meet all your
complete with tape drive and typewriter
Available 120 days*
ELECOM 110 — SPECIFICATIONS
MEMORY—magnetic drum, 512 word capacity. WORD LENGTH—30 binary digits and sign.
ARITHMETIC OPERATIONS—Addition; Subtraction; Multiplication (with round-off); multiplication (complete product); Division (with round-off); division (with remainder).
LOGICAL OPERATIONS— extraction; shift right; shift left; tally; overflow branch; conditional transfer of control (branch); halt; input and output operations.
Remington Rand introduces the ERA 1103 general-purpose computer system (Mar, 1953)
This machine was also known as the UNIVAC 1103
ANOTHER REMINGTON RAND ELECTRONIC DEVELOPMENT
Remington Rand introduces the ERA 1103 general-purpose computer system
ADVANCED LOGICAL AND ENGINEERING FEATURES
â– ACCOMMODATES WIDE OPTION OP DIRECT INPUT-OUTPUT DEVICES
Punched-card equipment Communications circuits Punched-paper and magnetic tapes Process-actuating mechanisms High-speed printers Graphic visual displays
â– FLEXIBLE DATA REPRESENTATION
Alphabetic and numeric data in any code
â– INHERENT HIGH SPEED AND LARGE CAPACITY
Coordinated electrostatic and magnetic drum storage Magnetic tape storage
â– EFFICIENT, VERSATILE PROGRAMMING
Powerful instruction repertoire Flexible two-address logic
â– UNEXCELLED RELIABILITY
Components of service-proved design Preventive diagnostic features Integral air conditioning
â– LOW DATA-PROCESSING COST
For complete information about the application of the ERA 1103 to your problems, write on your business letterhead to Room 1734, 315 Fourth Ave., New York 10.
IBM – GETTING CLOSER TO INFINITY (Sep, 1952)
It seems to me that anyone who would use the phrase “Getting Closer to Infinity” does not really understand the concept of infinity.
GETTING CLOSER TO INFINITY
Businessmen, engineers, and scientists now are solving problems in scientific and industrial data processing which, a few short years ago, would have been considered well-nigh infinite.
IBM Electronic Business Machines are making an important contribution to this progress. These machines accomplish once-overwhelming tasks with incredible speed and accuracy … freeing thousands of valuable minds for creative effort.
ELECTRONIC BUSINESS MACHINES
International Business Machines
Early ad for Asimov’s I Robot (Sep, 1952)
you us sci-fi nerds out there.
YOU are an EARTHMAN..
YOU EXIST IN THAT
WORLD of TOMORROW!
Here are the newest and best books on ROBOTS by the publishers of the, most popular novels in Science-Fiction.
I ROBOT by Isaac Asimov
$2.50 – A truly great book written by one of the finest science fiction writers of our time. Based on the authors famed POSITRONIC ROBOT in a dramatically warm and exciting novel of thinking machines.
High Voltage Engineering Corporation (Feb, 1953)
Whew, now I know where to go for all of my high-voltage ionizing radiation needs. Thank you High Voltage Engineering Corporation!
THE Van de Graaff IS UNSURPASSED
as a source of controlled, powerful, ionizing radiation energy
because . . .
The ionizing intensity of its electron beam, at 2 MeV, is several thousand-fold greater than the most powerful radioactive sources now available. The same accelerator will deliver 5000 roentgens per minute of x-radiation at 10 centimeters.
The cost of radiation energy from a Van de Graaff, in terms of gram-rep in the irradiated material, is only a tiny fraction of the costs associated with natural or artificial radioactivity.
The electron or x-ray beam from a Van de Graaff is fully controllable in direction and shape, permitting efficient utilization of energy output.
Your specific questions about Van de Graaff equipment will be answered fully and promptly. Our experience in applied radiation energy is at your disposal in planning your research program.
High Voltage Engineering Corporation
7 UNIVERSITY ROAD CAMBRIDGE 38, MASSACHUSETTS