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 YEAR: May 1960
 ITEM: Periodical
 PUBLISHER: Iliffe & Sons Ltd.
 Volume: 66
  Number: 5
 COUNTRY: England
RARITY: Not rare   Click here for further information on our rarity scale Information on the rarity of this item is unknown.

Wireless World May 1960


In an article entitled "Simple Analogue Computer" which appeared in this 1960 issue of Wireless World, G. B. Clayton (who seems to have been a teacher at Liverpool College of Technology) writes about an analog computer he constructed. Clayton "required a small computer suitable for introducing students to computer techniques and applications". Since the existing commercial computers were "uneconomical" he decided to build his own. Way to go, G.B.!!!

In a 1967 article he published (also in Wireless World) we find that Clayton was in the Department of Physics and Mathematics at Liverpool College of Technology. In 1979 he edited a book entitled Operational Amplifiers and was listed as being the Principal Lecturer in Physics at the Liverpool Polytechnic.

We could not find any other information on Clayton and, since he did not name the computer himself, we are calling it the Clayton Analog Computer. The computer likely does not exist anymore and it seems as if the Liverpool College of Technology is gone too. We will follow-up with more information later.

To view a copy of the article, click here.

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