COMPUTER SCIENCE MUSEUM - UNISYS BELGIUM "COLLECTION JACQUES LAFFUT"
Avenue du Bourget 20
1130 Brussels (HAREN)
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The museum's numerous exhibits include the Burroughs machine : the first calculator/printing machine (weighing 37 kilos !), invented in 1886 by William Seward Burroughs; the first "portable" calculator, dating from the 1920's (7-8 kilos !); the 1921 "Moon Hopkins", the first adding machine to use direct multiplication - calculators at that time had used repeated addition without actually multiplying the sums. Chronological track about the history of the electronic memory.
Open by appointment only (tel.: 02/728 05 27).
Guided tours only, groups of 15 persons max.
Closed during the weekend.
Streetcar : 55 / Bus : 45, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68.
Free of charge.
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