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

Description:

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.

References:

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

Subject:

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Mathematics, Mechanical Integrators and Analyzers

Exhibition:

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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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-0cb1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_690603

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