IBM Radiotype installations

Soldiers using Radiotype

Other Radiotype installations in New York, Atlanta, Dayton, Omaha and Seattle, were linked to the U.S. Signal Corps communications eadquarters and its central radio station WAR in the Pentagon. These various stations handled a wartime peak of 50 million words a day -- the equivalent of 1,315 novels (probably not War And Peace, though) -- and could move a single short message around the world in under four minutes. The Radiotype machines were returned to IBM after the war.


Soldiers using Radiotype
Pictured above in 1944 is IBM Radiotype equipment installed in the U.S. Army Corps Communication Center in the Pentagon.






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