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Remington Rand - UNIVAC Division, 1950-1955

Accession: 1985-261Identifier: 1985-261-II.


  • Creation: 1950-1955

Historical Note

The Remington Rand Univac Division was the result of the amalgamation of the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation of Philadelphia, the Engineering Research Associates of St. Paul, and the Remington Rand Tabulating Machines Division of Norwalk. The machines produced by this Division of the Remington Rand corporation drew from the work of all three of the corporate entities to produce the first UNIVAC computer (1951) and its card-reading computer predecessors.

In 1943 the Division began its work on the development of an electronic calculating machine. The result of this work was the electronic 409 punched card calculating computer (1949). The UNIVAC Division expanded on the design of the 409 machine to create the UNIVAC 60 and 120 models in 1952 and 1953, respectively.

Scope and Content

The series contains images of the Remington Rand punched card equipment that preceded the development of the first Remington Rand computers, such as model 2, 3, and 4 tabulators and sorters. This also includes verifiers, interpreters, and collators. This series also contains images of the early Remington Rand punched card computers developed by the in Norwalk, Connecticut (the 409, and the UNIVAC 60 and 120), those developed by the former Engineering Research Associates in St. Paul, Minnesota (1103 computer system), and the first UNIVAC computer developed by the former Eckert-Mauchly Computer Company.

General Physical Description note

(photographic prints and negatives: b&w; color; color transparencies: 8x10; 5x7; 4x5; 35mm)


From the Collection: 105 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Additional Description

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Repository Details

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