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SAGE System and Other Technological Achievements

Console for SAGE air defense system with workers, 1950s(?).  Collection of Friends of Historic Kingston

Given the mark-up of this photograph, it is assumed it was used for promotional purposes.

Senior command officers of a SAGE air defense system site taking a break at the Rhinebeck Aerodrome admiring a 1914 automobile, early 1960s.  Collection of George G. Washington

Officers were trained at the Kingston plant on the SAGE system, which they would soon command.   With them is George G. Washington, Manager of Battle Staff Education.

Frank T. Cary, Chairman and CEO of IBM, front left, visiting the Kingston Laboratory for a briefing and review of a digital phone system that was under development, 1971.  Collection of George G. Washington

With Mr. Cary are, front right, Dominic Castaldo, Engineering Manager and back left to right, George G. Washington, Product Planning Manager, Earl Wheeler, Director of the IBM Kingston Laboratory and Robert Rolfe, Project Manager.

IBM System 7090, 1959.  Collection of Friends of Historic Kingston

The IBM 7090 became the first fully transistorized mainframe, capable of 229,000 calculations per second.

2250 Graphic Display for System/360 developed in the IBM Kingston Laboratory, 1963-66.  Collection of Friends of Historic Kingston

Test technicians on the Kingston testing floor with IBM 3033 Processor, late 1970s.  Collection of John F. Matthews

IBM Kingston parking lot with trucks waiting to ship assembled mainframes, early 1980s.  Collection of Friends of Historic Kingston

Retired IBMers remember the numbers of trucks in the parking lot, a measure of their–and the plant’s–success.  

Aerial View of IBM Kingston plant with Rhinecliff Bridge in background, n.d.  Collection of John F. Matthews