Wednesday, January 26, 2011

IBM Logistics in Black and White

This year IBM celebrates its centennial.   In doing so we have lots of activities planned, but my personal favorites are looking at our rich history.  Across the year we will honor 100 IBM innovations.  Today, we honor the IBM Data Processing System 1401.  

When it was announced in Octover 1959 IBM was shocked to receive 5200 orders for the 1401 computer in just the first five weeks after introducing it—more than was predicted for the entire life of the machine. 

Of course with these orders came shipping and I found some old photos.  From what I can tell our shipping partner was Numan Logistics.  I wonder what happened to them?


Stephane said...

1st pic. brussels with its magnificent "atomium" (which has just been renovated). great old timer pic chris ! : )

Hyundai Forklift of Southern California said...

Now that's an old forklift

Anonymous said...

Wow...that was huge back in the day.