IBM 827213 Punch Cards for the Electronic Computer Project at Princeton University

IBM 827213 Punch Cards for the Electronic Computer Project at Princeton University

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Two IBM 80-column punch cards, tan. One card has nothing written on the front but the back has a drawing of a circuit, the date FEB 13 1958, and the words Bias Supplies; Wm Pulser; Arithmetic. The second card has a 5 column, 2 row table drawn in pencil on the front and circuit drawings in pencil on the back.
These two cards were made by IBM for the Electronic Computer Project at Princeton, NJ. This project made the IAS computer, considered by some to be the first American computer (it had stored programs, which the ENIAC did not). These cards may represent the first punch cards used with an American electronic computer.
Currently not on view
Object Name
punch cards, group of
date made
ca 1955
ca 1955
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 8.3 cm x 18.8 cm; 3 9/32 in x 7 13/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Princeton University
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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