Analog Computing Component -Two Unit Component Integrator for the Computer Mark I.


This object has a metal plate box construction, allen cap screws, and metal gears and ball bearings. It appears to be a two unit component integrator . A tag on the bottom reads: BUR. ORD. ASSEMBLY ORG. NO. (/) 210291 SER. NO. 1475 . Two other tags read: 166375 174. Two marks in ink read: 209428-5. According to the accession file, the two unit component integrator was developed by Hannibal Ford for the computer Mark I.


A.B. Clymer, "The Mechanical Analog Computers of Hannibal Ford and William Newell," Annals of the History of Computing, 15, #2, 1993, 19-34.

Accession file.

Date Made: ca 1940

Maker: Ford Instrument Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, Queens, Long Island City

Subject: Mathematics


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Credit Line: Ford Instrument Company, Division of Sperry Rand Corporation

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1982.0751.05Catalog Number: 1982.0751.05Accession Number: 1982.0751

Object Name: analog computing component

Physical Description: metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 10 cm x 7.7 cm x 11.6 cm; 3 15/16 in x 3 1/32 in x 4 9/16 in


Record Id: nmah_690603

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