Powers Tabulating Equipment Component

Description
This component consists of two aluminum pieces that hold ten parallel flexible rods. It may have served as a flexible connector for Powers Accounting Machine Company equipment.
A mark stamped on one of the pieces reads: 1---U. Several letters scratched on the other piece read: 1Y J-POWERS. A mark scratched on the other side of this piece reads: 1914.
Reference:
William W. Lasker, "Flexible-Connection Box," U.S. Patent 1,311,565, June 24, 1919.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1914
maker
James Powers
Physical Description
aluminum (overall material)
steel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: .3 cm x 8 cm x 18 cm; 1/8 in x 3 5/32 in x 7 3/32 in
ID Number
1991.0871.02
accession number
1991.0871
catalog number
1991.0871.02
Credit Line
Gift of Thor Dockweiler
subject
Mathematics
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Tabulating Equipment
Computers & Business Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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