Datatron Computer Console (1953) by Electrodata

Electrodata Corporation of Pasadena, California, made the Datatron computers. Only 40 of this particular model were made. This console is similar to the one used in the Batman TV Series in the 1960's.

In 1956, Burroughs Corporation acquired ElectroData Corporation and the Datatron was renamed the Burroughs model 205.


An early Datatron computer was used by the New York Stock Exchange to calculate hourly stock values, provide ticker tape information, and to calculate the Standard and Poor's 500 index.

In 1986, Burroughs merged with Sperry Corporation to form Unisys, the second largest computer company in the world.


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