Photos: Hardware Hoarders - Your old computers (PART 2)

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The Church of Englands 1895 Millionaire

The Church of Englands 1895 Millionaire

John Ferguson, Head of IT & Office Services at The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England (the church's organisational headquarters), sent in this photograph of a very venerable old machine... John says: ' The 'Millionaire' is generally acknowledged as the first commercially-successful calculating machine that could perform multiplication directly rather than by repeated adddition. This is a genuine artihmetic machine, still in working order, dating from 1895.' He goes on to say: 'This is the mainstay of our Doomsday site in the event of a compete universal long-term power failure combined with a battery shortage in London!' (He's joking... I hope...)

 

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We're inviting Computer Weekly readers to send us photos and videos of the oldest IT equipment they've held on to, and to share their excuses for hoarding it.

We had around 70 photos last year!

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Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Also, if you've enjoyed this, you might also enjoy our very own

Retro computer games photo gallery.

If you have some kit you  want to show off, send  your pictures to faisal.alani@rbi.co.uk.

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