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Remington Rand UNIVAC
May 1956 Radio-Electronics Article

May 1956 Radio-Electronics

May 1956 Radio-Electronics Cover - RF Cafe[Table of Contents]

Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Radio-Electronics, published 1930-1988. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

I tried with no success using an online translator to figure out what that line of Chinese writing is in this Remington Rand UNIVAC computer advertisement which appeared in a 1953 issue of Radio-Electronics magazine. If you can do the translation, please send me an e-mail and I will add it to this page. As a historical note, Remington is the company that made not only typewriters, but also the line of firearms and ammunition bearing that name. The first UNIVAC (UNIVersal Automatic Computer) computer was commissioned in 1951. Its main memory consisted of liquid mercury delay lines arranged in 1000 words of 12 alphanumeric characters each. Ironically, the speed and capability of the UNIVAC compared to the abacus in this ad is probably about the same as that of a modern supercomputer compared to the UNIVAC. A decade or so from now, we'll be making the same comparison between today's computers and quantum computers.

Remington Rand Univac Ad

Remington Rand Univac, May 1956 Radio-Electronics - RF CafeAbacus - honorable ancestor of the UNIVAC

In theory many centuries have gone into the development of the Univac® Only recently, at Remington Rand Univac, has it achieved product perfection. The tremendous strides forward in the past few years are due to the imagination and creative genius of the scientists and engineers of Univac. Recognized leaders in the field of electronic computer systems, they are the men who set the standards for others to follow. You can become a member of this team

... where ambition and professional skill find their reward in limitless opportunities in an expanding organization.

Immediate openings for:

Field Location Engineers with a college degree in a scientific or engineering field and experience in electronics. Extensive electronic background may substitute for some college. Many opportunities for rapid advancement.

Field Location Technicians with technical school background and preferably some experience in electronics. These positions can lead to full engineering responsibility.

Send complete resume to

Remington Rand Univac

Division of Sperry Rand Corporation

At Any One of These Three Plant Locations

Mr. D. A. Bowdoin

Dept: MP-10

2300 W. Allegheny Ave.

Philadelphia, Pa.

Mr. Kurt Pinke

Dept. MS-10

1902 W. Minnehaha Ave.

St. Paul W4, Minn.

Mr. Frank King

Dept. MN-10

Wilson Avenue

South Norwalk, Conn.

® Registered in U. S. Patent Office



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