3M The Birth Of The Computer No 5 - 1925

This 3M The Birth Of The Computer No 5 - 1925 4 page large format document was produced by 3M.

The focus is on DR Vannevar Bush was an American engineer and science administrator known for his work on analog computing. For over two decades Bush was associated with two of the country's best engineering schools. One was MIT; the earlier and, in some ways, the more formative was Tufts. While small, this Universalist school had nevertheless towards the end of the century encouraged the development of a strong and innovative engineering program under the guidance of Gardner Anthony, a master of drawing and mechanical design. Here Bush developed a lifelong romance with invention which eventually culminated in a series of pioneering analogue computers during the 1920s and 1930s. Here also he acquired that graphic mathematical approach to things which became a characteristic of his work in engineering.

The Mallock Electrical Calculating machine, the Zuse Z3 and Z4 computers as well as Dr George Stibitz are also featured

This were kindly donated  in the memory of the late Roy Pemberton who had previously owned them.

Date : November 1971

Creator : 3M

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH11680. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

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