Britain’s oldest computer, The Harwell, is getting restored and switched back on in the hope of making it the oldest original functioning electronic stored program computer in the world. If successful, it will be housed alongside the rebuild of Colossus Mk II, the world’s first electronic computer.
The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) is inviting members of the public and industry to sponsor the restoration of the Harwell computer by purchasing one of 25 shares at £4500 each. The funds will be used by TNMOC, a registered charity, to undertake the restoration and extend the ever-expanding museum.
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