Salaries are calculated on an NCR 390 computer in the Finance Division



Geneva, Switzerland

The spreading of the laboratory atmosphere into more traditional fields is exemplified by this photograph, which shows part of the computer installation in CERN's Finance Division. This computer was used primarily for all accounting concerned with salaries, but could also deal with stock records and the compilation of statistics and general accounting work. Information was fed into the computer by means of punched paper tape and the results of the calculations were printed automatically one each person's account sheet, which appeared in the central console. Mrs. L . Oldrati is at the console in the photograph. The account sheets also had magnetic tracks and the information they hold could be extracted by the account reader, seen in the cabinet behind E. Luchmann.


  • Title: Salaries are calculated on an NCR 390 computer in the Finance Division
  • Creator: CERN PhotoLab
  • Date Created: 1965-03, 1965
  • Contributor: GenevaCERN1965-3
  • Medium: Film, Photographic negative
  • Link to Internal Document: http://cds.cern.ch/record/1728727
  • Internal Reference: Rubrique: Date Planche:3 65 De:126 A:128
  • Comment: Album with images scanned from original photo negatives

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