LMB 365 – Day 255

This image for day 255 of #LMB365 shows our Head of Scientific Computing donating the LMB’s old line printer to the Centre for Computing History (CCH) in Cambridge http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/. The printer was bought in 1991 for £8,125 and has been in constant use until very recently… Before graphics terminals became so sophisticated and image processing so automated, the LMB’s line printer gave essential output of large scale images and transforms for manual analysis of helical assemblies, such as tubes of the acetylcholine receptor