• Creator
  • ALWAC International, Inc.
  • Created Date
  • 1960
  • Description
  • In 1952, Swedish industrial magnate Axel Lennart Wenner-Gren assisted in the incorporation of Logistics Research, a computer company based in Redondo Beach, California. Wenner-Gren soon assumed control of the company and renamed it ALWAC, an acronym for "Axel Lennart Wenner-Gren Automatic Computer." ALWAC released several first generation vacuum tube computers between 1954 and 1957 with little success, and by 1958 development of the machines w... more
    In 1952, Swedish industrial magnate Axel Lennart Wenner-Gren assisted in the incorporation of Logistics Research, a computer company based in Redondo Beach, California. Wenner-Gren soon assumed control of the company and renamed it ALWAC, an acronym for "Axel Lennart Wenner-Gren Automatic Computer." ALWAC released several first generation vacuum tube computers between 1954 and 1957 with little success, and by 1958 development of the machines was permanently transferred to Sweden. Although unsuccessful, these ALWAC machines remain an important footnote in the history of modern computing, and Wenner-Gren received several honorary titles for his contributions.In January 1953, shortly after assuming control of Logistics, Wenner-Gren founded the ALWEG transportation company, again using his own name as inspiration for the company name. Based in Cologne, Germany, ALWEG is best known for pioneering the straddle-beam monorail system (ALWEG's parent company, ALWAC International, Inc., owns... less
  • Format
  • Report
    Scanned from original text at 200 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2011
    28 x 21.5 cm.
    10 p. : 15 b&w photographs