Eric's computer museum
This is a photographic record of some of the items collected by Eric Foxley mostly during the years 1960 - 1975, assembled with generous help from others. The collection includes computer hardware, leaflets, reports, books, newspaper cuttings, slides and photographs. The items are available for inspection and loan if required.
A millimetre rule is included in the photographs where appropriate.
This is NOT in any sense trying to be a history of computing, just a summary of the parts encountered by Eric Foxley. More general information concerning the development of computing at Nottingham is included here and there.
The present site represents my first attempt at documenting my museum. There is much new material which is yet to be added to the web site, and existing material could be improved. Suggestions, additions and correction of information is always welcome by email to Eric Foxley.

1 Assorted books and reports 29 pages from the early years.
The full books and reports (and others) are available from Eric Foxley.
2 Early computing-related items 36 pages but not computers!
3 Computers up to about 1960 26 pages Early items collected or made by Eric Foxley.
4 Computers from 1960 to 1965 46 pages From Nottingham and around
5 Computers with Nottingham connections 33 pages Either installed at Nottingham or officially providing a service to Nottingham
6 Assorted small portable computers 16 pages This path lead eventually to the ubiquitous IBM PC.
7 DEC PDP/8 and PDP/11 computers 32 pages by the Digital Equipment Corporation
8 Assorted peripherals 29 pages mostly pre-1980
9 CCC South Building 13 pages Building in progress on the CCC South building, 1971.
The CCC used accommodation kindly provided by the Engineering Faculty during the English Electric KDF9 years. For the ICL 1906A, a new building was built behind the Maths/Physics and Chemistry departments, later to be known as the "South Building". Funding came from the Computer Board.
10 The IBM 370 series 13 pages These images are from slides supplied by IBM in the early 1970s.
11 KDF9 and 1900 photos 16 pages The English Electric KDF9 was the first machine in Nottingham's Cripps Computing Centre to provide a university computing service, installed in 1965 in the "T1" Engineering Building courtesy of the Engineering Faculty. It was followed by the ICL 1906A in 1972 in the new purpose designed building now called the CCC South Building.
These images are taken from slides supplied at the time by the manufacturers.

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