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Announcement... Single-sided typed original announcing Isaac Auerbach et. al. appointments to the Staff; joining Mr. J P Eckert and Dr. J W Mauchly, full paragraph mentioning ENIAC, EDVAC, and Univac. Electronic Control Company.

Announcement... Single-sided typed original announcing Isaac Auerbach et. al. appointments to the Staff; joining Mr. J P Eckert and Dr. J W Mauchly, full paragraph mentioning ENIAC, EDVAC, and Univac.

Electronic Control Company, Philadelphia PA, no date, circa 1946 or 1947;.
Condition: Very Good, single-sided typed 8.5x11 sheet, with several 'typos' fixed in the text, one word darkened/pencilled out; paper toned, slightly yellowed; in archival plastic with cardboard for protection.
Price: $400.00
Item no. B718
Item Description
While this is Not on company letterhead or with other indications of authenticity, the wording suggests a press release or print-announcement of some kind, of the appointments to the company of Mr. Isaac L. Auerbach, Mr. Albert Auerbach, Mr. Gerald Smoliar, and Mr. Joseph D. Chapline, jr.

The first paragraph gives a single sentence on each man's recent assignements, i.e., Mr. Chapline, formerly research associate at the University of Pennsylvania, was closely associated with the application of the Differential Analyzer (crossed out word) during the war...

The second full paragraph comprising the remainder of the page, mentions The Electronic Control Company is engaged in the design of electronic digital computing equipment. Mr. J.P. Eckert, Jr., and Dr. J.W. Mauchly, partners of the Company, and many of the Company staff were responsible for the design and construction of the Army Ordnance electronic computer, ENIAC, and also formulated the original palns for the EDVAC at the University of Pennsylvania... The paragraph goes on to mention now designing the UNIVAC and in present tense will handle both decimal and alphabetic data etc ISAAC L. AUERBACH INTERVIEW DATE: 10 April 1978 INTERVIEWER: Nancy Stern STERN: Mr. Auerbach, when did you start working with Eckert and Mauchly? AUERBACH: Either April or May, 1947. STERN: How many people were employed at that time? AUERBACH: I was the 7th employee to join the company. The company was then called Electronic Control Company. STERN: And your job involved what? AUERBACH: I was initially assigned to work with Brad Sheppard in the development of the mercury memory; specifically I did the electronic circuitry and Brad did the mercury tank.

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