Capacitor used in the development of the 'Baby' computer

Made:
1948 in Manchester

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Capacitor with two crocodile clips, assembled by Geoff Tootill in Manchester, 1948, and used for testing during the development of the 'Baby' computer or Manchester Small-Scale Experimental Machine. Accompanied by a handwritten note explaining that Geoff found it in the pocket of one of his brown lab coats.

Details

Category:
Computing & Data Processing
Object Number:
2018-228
Materials:
metal (unknown), paper (fibre product), plastic (unidentified) and wax
type:
capacitor
credit:
From the estate of Geoff Tootill