Royal Precision Vacuum Tube Computer 1963

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Model LGP-30, Serial #76

This rare computer was built by Royal Precision Corporation in Port Chester, NY. It is one of the prizes of the Computer
Museum's collection because it represents the end of the
vacuum tube era.

This computer contains 113 vacuum tubes, a drum memory disk and a paper tape reader and punch. Also included is the Royal Precision Recorder-Reproducer manufactured by Commercial Controls Corporation.

The system cost $50,000 (new) in 1963.