Nova 3/12 minicomputer

Made:
1973 in United States
maker:
Data General

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Nova 3/12 minicomputer used in North West textile mill to monitor production using Dextralog software. Photographed on
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Nova 3/12 minicomputer used in North West textile mill to monitor production using Dextralog software. Photographed on
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Circuit board from Nova 3/12 minicomputer used in North West textile mill to monitor production using Dextralog
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Circuit board from Nova 3/12 minicomputer used in North West textile mill to monitor production using Dextralog
Science Museum Group Collection
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Circuit board from Nova 3/12 minicomputer used in North West textile mill to monitor production using Dextralog
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Nova 3/12 minicomputer used in North West textile mill to monitor production using Dextralog software.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Nova 3/12 minicomputer used in North West textile mill to monitor production using Dextralog software.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Nova 3/12 minicomputer used in North West textile mill to monitor production using Dextralog software.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Nova 3/12 minicomputer used in North West textile mill to monitor production using Dextralog software.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Nova 3/12 minicomputer used in North West textile mill to monitor production using Dextralog software.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Nova 3/12 minicomputer used in North West textile mill to monitor production using Dextralog software.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Nova 3/12 minicomputer, made by Data General Corporation, c.1973, used in a North West textile mill to monitor production using software made by Dextralog.

In the early 1970s, the Dextralog system solved a problem facing the Lancashire textiles industry. It sparked a revolution in how we use computers to make decisions. Dextralog used early computer technology to gather real-time data about how a weaving mill’s looms were performing. If a loom stopped, Dextralog pinpointed where, when and why. Now workers and managers had instant access to information that could drive better decisions and higher production and profits.

Setting standards in machine monitoring, Dextralog showed computers could transform data gathering and decision making.

The Dextralog system ran on this Nova computer.

Details

Category:
Textile Industry
Object Number:
2016-2003.1
type:
minicomputer
credit:
Gift of Mr David Wood

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