CPU Patent- Historic Technology Patents Series
Once upon a time computers were room-sized, power-eating, heat-spewing monsters that clicked, clanked and whirred through reels of 9-track tapes. They slogged through processing payrolls and calculating missile trajectories to Moscow, while burning through vacuum tubes and punch cards at a rate that would make companies like IBM and Unisys very happy indeed. And they cost about as much as the average aircraft carrier.
Then somebody figured out how to put all that processing power into a single piece of silicon, and the world changed.
This plaque bears the actual patent image and text for one of the original CPUs. This would look fantastic in the office of any computer-oriented person - be they someone new in the biz, or actually old enough to have used one.
And if you're in the market for cool technical patents, you've come to the right place. In addition to this one, we offer:
- Patent 4,040,106 - Floppy Disk Drive
- Patent 4,317,146 - Compact magnetic disk storage system
- Patent 6,225,981 - Wireless Computer Mouse
- Patent 4,415,769 - Acoustic Coupler
Collect the whole set!
Techniciam Notitae (the technical stuff)
- Solid MDF construction
- High gloss finish
- Pre-drilled hanging slots
- Design is printed using permanent, earth-friendly inks