Installation of Hollerith Machine, 1948

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Installation of Hollerith Machine, 1948

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Hollerith rolling-total tabulator equipment was installed in the Chief Accountant’s Department in 1948 for punched card control of government stock payments. The Hollerith machine was referred to as the “Chicago Piano”. The man in the white coat is the Hollerith technician sent out to set up the machine.

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