Powers Tabulating Equipment Component


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.


William W. Lasker, "Flexible-Connection Box," U.S. Patent 1,311,565, June 24, 1919.

Date Made: ca 1914

Maker: James Powers

Location: Currently not on view

Web Subject: Mathematics


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Credit Line: Gift of Thor Dockweiler

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1991.0871.02Accession Number: 1991.0871Catalog Number: 1991.0871.02

Object Name: tabulating equipment component

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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-6ec0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_904250

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