IBM's 1401 system - pioneered, built, and programed in Plant #1, Endicott, NY - changed the way the world does business.  The age of data-driven decision making begins when businesses large and small can afford electronic computers and output reports printed on-the-fly.  Of the 10,000 IBM 1401 systems delivered in the 1960s, about a dozen survive. Of these, one system at History@IBM, Boeblingen, Germany and two systems at the Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA are operational. Restoration of TechWorks! 1401 system has begun; We are targetting an Action Debut in 2017.

Team Members

  • Will Donzelli
  • Bob Lusch
  • Don Manning
  • Don McCarty
  • Tom Schappe