A historic calculator which was rebuilt after being dismantled and put in storage has been recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the world's oldest working digital computer. The Harwell Dekatron, at the National Museum of Computing, Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire, first run in 1951.
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The world’s oldest working digital computer. The Harwell Dekatron, at the National Museum of Computing, Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire, first run in 1951.
Students using the W.I.T.C.H computer in 1957 - now the oldest surviving working digital computer. Now housed at the National Museum of Computing.
Four months ago we rebooted the Harwell Dekatron aka the WITCH. It is the worlds oldest original working computer and is now on display at The National Museum of Computing, located in the grounds of Bletchley Park near Milton Keynes ...
The world's oldest computer, "The Witch," was recently restored and turned back on in the UK. Here's a photo of some of the original scientists using it in the 1950's.
The Harwell computer in use at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment - World's oldest digital computer restored to life at age 60