Powers Tabulating Equipment Component

Powers Tabulating Equipment Component

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Description
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.
Reference:
William W. Lasker, "Flexible-Connection Box," U.S. Patent 1,311,565, June 24, 1919.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
tabulating equipment component
date made
ca 1914
maker
James Powers
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
ID Number
1991.0871.02
accession number
1991.0871
catalog number
1991.0871.02
Credit Line
Gift of Thor Dockweiler
subject
Mathematics
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Tabulating Equipment
Computers & Business Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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