The Relics Project
The Relics Project Database
The database contains details of over 150 artifacts ranging from turn of the century calculating machines, through pieces of our early electronic machines (EDSAC I and II), to bits and pieces built for specific research projects, or extracted from interesting commercial machines.
There are also still significant holes in the database, being filled as time permits. All information and photographs on pages produced by this Search facility are copyright © University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, 1999. All rights reserved.
- Identifiers are written on objects in the format uuu/yy/gg (u = unique identifier, y = year of acquisition or entry into database, g = group id. The group id is only used if there are more than one of a given object.) eg 80/99/3. This format was adopted to make the identifiers from this exercise distinct from any used in previous cataloguing attempts.
- Photographs. Where relevant the database contains a comma-separated list of Unix path names of pictures of the object, in jpeg format. If photos are available a thumbnail image will be shown as a search result. Click on this to see the full size image.
- Date format: dd.mm.yy
- Name format: Full first name (where known), else initial and surname
- Dimensions: max x next x min (all in mm)
- Lists in all fields are comma separated.
- n/a = not applicable
blank = no information entered
? = information uncertain or unknown
The database search allowed by this page is selective and will only display information that is present. ie it will not display labels for empty fields.
- Not all information in the database is displayed on the web page produced by this search facility, some of it is private (eg location of object, for security reasons).
- The Notes section of the database may contain html formatting commands to allow it to be displayed to best advantage on the web pages output by this search facility.