Minimalist Photos of Vintage Computers Restored to Their Original Glory

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London-based photographer James Ball (aka Docubyte), who we first learned about on Core77, has a thing for vintage computers. Ball went behind the scenes at the UK’s National Museum of Computing, the Science Museum in the UK, Germany’s Technical Collections of Dresden, and California’s Computer History Museum to capture the collections in all their knobby and bleep-bloop glory. Production studio INK digitally retouched the images to return them to their original form with minimalist flair and a pop of color. See the IBM 1401, Alan Turing’s Pilot ACE, and other vintage lovelies in Ball’s Guide to Computing series in our gallery.

Image credit: James Ball

HDR 75 (1975)

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ENDIM 2000 (year unknown)

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PACE TR-48 (early 1960s)

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ICL 7500 (1970s)

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Harwell Dekatron (1951)

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Control Data 6600 (1964)

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IBM 1401 (1959)

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Meda 42TA (early 1970s)

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IBM 729 (late 1950s)

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Pilot ACE (1950)