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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
COMPUTING NEEDS

Price $62,500
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.

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MAKE MONEY CASTING AT HOME (Mar, 1950)

MAKE MONEY CASTING AT HOME

Make your own rubber molds quickly, cheaply with X.L. RUBBER. Cast thousands of perfect figurines, book ends, plaques, ornaments, ash trays, etc. GREAT PROFITS!
Write for NEW Catalog.
X.L. Rubber, Pts. $2.00; Qts. $3.00; Gallons $8.95;
Models and enough rubber for 3 molds $1.30 postpaid.
Free Facts Sent
PLASTIC ARTS STUDIO
Dept. 2, 3403 S.
MADISON ST.,
Muncie Ind.

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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.

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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.

IBM
ELECTRONIC BUSINESS MACHINES
International Business Machines

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Dissatisfaction- AMERICA’S GREATEST ASSET (Apr, 1954)

Dissatisfaction- AMERICA’S GREATEST ASSET

Opportunities to create better products exist in every home and industry in America today. But only a few, dissatisfied men and women recognize these opportunities. Such leaders are advancing their respective industries. They possess vision. They are spurred by initiative. Feather dusters have no place in their planning.

Since 1938, Meletron has been producing excellent instruments that are used by every major aircraft manufacturer. But we are constantly testing new materials and devising new methods. Leadership in this industry imposes the obligation to improve, because tomorrow’s standards will be higher. Dis-
satisfaction with what has been accomplished, plus a determination to improve, is America’s greatest asset.

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Early ad for Asimov’s I Robot (Sep, 1952)

For all you us sci-fi nerds out there.

YOU are an EARTHMAN..
YOU EXIST IN THAT
Exciting INTERPLANETARY
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.

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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!

Here’s why
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

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BOUNDARY-DISPLACEMENT MAGNETIC RECORDING DELAY LINE (Jan, 1953)

WANT IT LATER?
You can delay that signal with an
ERA BOUNDARY-DISPLACEMENT MAGNETIC RECORDING DELAY LINE

FREQUENCY RANGE—any five-octave band between 5 cps and 30,000cps, with appropriate drum speed.

DELAY—up to 1000 wavelengths of information storage per channel; 200-second delay maximum at 5 cps—proportionately less with increase in frequency.

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I’M VERY DEAF BUT I HEAR Everything (Mar, 1950)

Yes, and I’m very blind, but I can see everything.


I’M VERY DEAF BUT I HEAR

Everything with My New
Zenith “MINIATURE” HEARING AID
Don’t let deafness kill the joys of living. Let a Zenith home trial prove you, too, can even hear a whisper. Here’s Zenith’s amazing guarantee—if any $200.00 hearing aid outperforms Zenith’s newest, tiny, 6.75 oz. single-unit “Miniature” Ra-dionic Hearing Aid in efficiency or economy, your money back—under our 10-Day Return Privilege. Only $75.00 complete, ready to wear. For authorized Zenith Hearing Aid Dealer in your locality, consult your classified telephone book; or write us for complete coast-to-coast dealer list. Free descriptive literature on request. Address—
Zenith Radio Corporation, Hearing Aid Division Dept. 391, 5801 W. Dickens Ave., Chicago 39, III.
Makers of World Famous Zenith Radio, FM and Television Sets

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METALLIZED BABY SHOES (Jun, 1949)

LET ME PUT YOU IN A BIG PAY BUSINESS OF YOUR OWN!
AT HOME – FULL OR SPARE TIME
METALLIZED BABY SHOES IN REAL METAL • BRONZE • GOLD • SILVER • PEARL AND GLASS
$5.00 PER HOUR IS EASY

Metallized baby shoes offer you the chance of a lifetime to be independent. The chance to be your own boss. Make up to $5.00 per hour FOR YOUR SPARE TIME. Yes — you can easily average $5.00 an hour and more working only spare time — think what this can amount to working full time or with the whole family helping! Think of all the comforts and happiness this EXTRA INCOME will give you and your loved ones.

19,000,000 CUSTOMERS WAITING!
Yes – there’s that many customers waiting right now for you to take their orders — get in on the opportunity of your lifetime. Let me show YOU how my plan permits YOU TO MAKE MONEY IMMEDIATELY.

NO ADDITIONAL INVESTMENT REQUIRED

Yes! Profits can start without additional investment. NO OTHER COMPANY has a plan like this — mine is the original “go in business on a shoe string” success plan. READ THE FACTS – it doesn’t cost you a cent to investigate my wonderful plan — IT’S ABSOLUTELY FREE-it doesn’t cost you anything NOW or EVER!

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