Western Society of Engineers, Chicago, 1921, 196 pages, index, diagrams and photographs.
Condition: Very Good overall, hardcover, pebbled black decorated covers with raised title letters, dark green-blue linen pastedown pages, front endpage apparently raggedly removed; front lower corner worn, some wear at upper spine end, front hinge weak. The binding is sound overall, and pages are clean and unmarked.
Categories: 1950's computers and computing, Biography and Company Histories, Computers and Society, Databooks, Handbooks, Manual -- Burroughs, Databooks, Handbooks, Manuals, IBM, General Histories and References, Hardware, Highspots in the History of Computing, Programming and Programming Languages, General Programming, Philosophy of Programming, Word Processing, Data Processing
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Item Descriptiona chronicle of the evolution of the principles that form the generic make-up of the Modern Calculating Machine
Includes, Type of Ancient and Modern Machines; The Early Key-Driven Art; The Key-Driven Calculator; Early Efforts in the Recording Machine Art; First Practical Recorders; Introduction of the Modern Accounting Machine; The High-Speed Calculator; The Improved Recorder; The Bookkeeping and Billing Machine; A closing word
Illustrations include, one of Pascal Machines; patent drawings of Paremellee, Chapin, Hlill, Stark, Felt, Barbour, Baldwin, Burroughs, Ludlum, and more; early comptometer, Felt Tabulator, Napier's Bones, and more.