Return to the Forum homepage


New Court Information Technology [IT] Department: sundry papers and artefacts

In 1969, N M Rothschild & Sons took extra premises in Croydon to accommodate staff from administrative and accounting departments, and a new computer department. The firm acquired an IBM System 360 computer. The IBM System 360 was a family of mainframe computer systems that was announced by IBM in 1964 and delivered between 1965 and 1978. It was the first family of computers designed to cover both commercial and scientific applications and to cover a complete range of applications from small to large.

NMR IT Department: IT Security, publications, 1996

000/503, 1 volume

Copy of Aslib Proceedings vol 48, no 4, April 1996 including article 'Information security - protecting your assets' on IT Security by Judith Vince, IT Security, Department NMR, describing procedures at NMR and the Rothschild Group.

NMR IT Department: artefacts, examples of obsolete technology, c.1990-2009

000/2659, 1 box

A small collection of examples of obsolete technology, used by the business, and some items generated by the Archive. Note: these items have NOT been retained for their informational content, rather as examples of the technological hardware of the late twentieth century.

  • 2 x  GB 'Jazz' cassettes, c.1998
  • 8 x 3M disks, used in desktop computers, c 1990-2000
  • 2 x VHS cassettes, (1 TDK, 1 in a black case, containing a video of the exhibition, 'The Life and Times of N M Rothschild' c.1998-2000
  • 2 x Philips audio cassettes
  • 4 x CD-Roms (2 loose, 2 in plastic cases, c.1995-2015
  • 1 x CD-Rom, 'NM Rothschild Interactive', 1998
  • 1 x Philips 'Fizz' mobile telephone, 1996
  • 1 x Nokia mobile telephone, 1998
  • 1 x Nokia mobile telephone, 2005
  • 1 x Blackberry Curve, (with charger), 2009

NMR IT Department: artefacts, Panasonic fax machine, c.2005

000/2660, 1 item

Panasonic UF-6100 Fax machine, together with a Panasonic data-sheet about the product and a user manual. Fax (short for facsimile), is the telephonic transmission of scanned printed material (both text and images), normally to a telephone number connected to a printer or other output device. This machine was in use at New Court from c.2005 until late 2019.