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Witch moves to Wolverhampton College

Source:  Wolverhampton Express and Star

Witch moves to Wolverhampton College

BFH Coleman, lecturer in charge of digital computing at Wolverhampton College of Technology, checks a punched tape for the 1950s Witch (Wolverhampton Instrument for Teaching Computing from Harwell)

 

Witch was used between 1951 until 1957 at the Atomic Energy Reserach Establishment to perform calculations. The machine has been loaned to The National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park, where it is to be restored to working order as a Computer Conservation Society project.
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