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Box for Cylinder Recordings or Dictaphone Reels, with Lid Lined with Blueprint of Hollerith Tabulating Equipment

Box for Cylinder Recordings or Dictaphone Reels, with Lid Lined with Blueprint of Hollerith Tabulating Equipment

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Description
The base of the box has sixty-seven spindles, possibly for cylinder recordings or Dictaphone reels, There are four rows of ten spindles interspersed with nine rows of three. Fitting over this is a lid (with sides), which is lined with blueprints relating to tabulating equipment for the 12th U.S. Census (1900). The object is roughly made.
A mark on the blueprint reads: Tabulating Machine Co (/) Washington, D.C. (/) June, 1900.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
box
date made
ca 1900
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 20 cm x 45.6 cm x 27.4 cm; 7 7/8 in x 17 15/16 in x 10 25/32 in
ID Number
1995.3037.05
nonaccession number
1995.3037
catalog number
1995.3037.05
Credit Line
Gift of Richard Hollerith Jr. for the Herman Hollerith Family
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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