Items in the museum's collection

  • Antikythera mechanism (replica), earliest known geared mechanism, circa 100 B.C.
  • Arithmometer, a mechanical calculator
  • Model K computer (replica)
  • Historical documents related to the history of computing such as original copies of Newton's The Enlightenment and Locke's Humane Understanding
  • Telegraph, telephone, cash registers, and office equipment
  • The IBM 1620, IBM System/360, Univac 1004, and other mainframe hardware from the 1960s and 1970s
  • Analog computers
  • Minicomputers
  • Signed microcomputing artifacts
  • Burroughs 205 (1954)
  • Personal computers
  • Typewriters
  • Mechanical adding machines
  • Slide rules
  • Hand-held mechanical calculators
  • IBM 409 (relay based tabulator)
  • IBM 604 (vacuum tube calculator)
  • IBM 1620 (early transistor machine)
  • IBM System/360 mainframe
  • IBM System/3 computer
  • PDP-8, PDP-8/1 (desktop minicomputers)
  • Altair, IMSAI, Commodore PET, SOL, Apple II, III, Lisa, Mac, KIM, SYM (microcomputers)
  • Electromechanical/electronic calculators
  • Friden, SCM, Monroe, Mathatron, Anita, Wang (electromechanical/electronic calculators)
  • Mechanical, electrical, and electronic toys (such as Consul the Educated Monkey (1918), Pong)
  • An industrial robot
  • An Apollo Guidance Computer on loan from the Smithsonian
  • Displays covering topics such as computer memory (for example: Selectron Tube, core panels, delay lines, etc.), history of electronics, etc.
  • A Norden bombsight