with (WHAT?) at
IBM Watson Laboratory at Columbia University,
612 West 116th
, New York City, some time between 1949 and 1959. The machine
is an IBM Electronic Calculating Punch (the nameplate says so if you blow
it way up). It's not a
what could it be? (There was never a 606.) My guess: It's the
, Serial Number Zero, that was delivered to Watson Lab in
1949. It has the same cabinet styling as the
which also dates from 1949, a style not used in the final 604.
concurs, this is the most probable ID.
OK but what is that contraption on top, on the left? It looks like an
electric fan with a plugboard attached in place of the fanblade and cage.
Probably one of Eric's instruction aids :-) Not sure
what the shiny boxes are either, nor can I make out the portrait from the
Photo (not cropped) from the collection of Eric Hankam.