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Time-Line computer Archive Ltd is a not for profit company, our aim is to collect, restore and exhibit all types of early computers and electronics.

We hope that our website will give an insight to the development of computing and will help give inspiration to other people to collect rather than throw out historical electronics.

We also would like to make a record of peoples experiences of early Computing and Electronics primarily from Scotland and the North of England but also from Great Britain generally. If you have any Experiences of early computing or Electronics please don't hesitate to contact us.

Loopstra X1 Notes


Bram J Loopstra's X1 Colloquium-Cambridge Notes










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Card Punch & Model Jacquard Loom








This type of Loom is interesting in how it shows the crossover

between Digital Computing and Weaving in that both systems

use a binary form of programming.

Kenbak-1 Emulator


Simon’s Kenback-1 Emulator






For a while I had been looking into the Kenbak-1 computer, admiring how much can be achieved with such basic logic circuits compared to the alternatives in 1971. Having been taught the importance of shift registers at University I was pleased to see them in use throughout the Kenback-1 architecture.

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Eleanor's review

Digi-Comp 1


The Digi-comp 1 computer comes as a kit, mainly plastic with some metal components, it dates from 1963.

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Dobby Loom Program Chain


Dobby Loom Chain












We would like to thank Mr Aram of Masson Mill for kindly

donating this program chain and showing us around his Museum & Centre.


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