Powers Accounting Machine Company

Powers Accounting Machine Company

Powers Accounting Machine Company (also known as Powers Tabulating Machine Company) was an early 20th century tabulating machine company. It was founded in 1911 in Newark, New Jersey and moved in 1914 to Brooklyn.

Russian-born James Powers was hired by the U.S. Census Bureau in 1907 to help the government avoid what were perceived as excessive charges by Herman Hollerith's Tabulating Machine Company. Although Hollerith had numerous patents, Powers managed to avoid infringement and created a faster, cheaper machine that was compatible with Hollerith's punch card format.

In 1927, Powers Accounting Machine Company merged with the Remington Typewriter Company and Rand Kardex to form Remington Rand.

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Powers Accounting Machine Company — Die Powers Accounting Machine Company (1911 1927), auch bekannt unter dem Namen Powers Tabulating Machine Company, wurde 1911 in Newark (New Jersey) gegründet und war ein Hersteller von Tabelliermaschinen. Der in Russland geborene James Powers… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Powers — might refer to:People;Surname * Ed Powers, director * Gary Powers, pilot * Hiram Powers (1805 1873), American sculptor * J. F. Powers, writer * John A. Powers, USAF Lt. Col., NASA Mercury Mission Control * John R. Powers, writer * Johnny Powers,… …   Wikipedia

  • Powers — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Powers peut désigner : Sommaire 1 Patronyme 2 Cinéma …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Powers-Samas — was a British company which sold punched card equipment. The company was in competition with the British Tabulating Machine Company (BTM), with which it eventually merged in 1959 to form International Computers and Tabulators (ICT). Powers Samas… …   Wikipedia

  • Tabulating machine — The tabulating machine was a machine designed to assist in tabulations. Invented by Herman Hollerith, the machine was developed to help process data for the 1890 U.S. Census.The term Super Computing was first used by the New York World newspaper… …   Wikipedia

  • Rand Kardex Company — Die Rand Kardex Company (1925 1927), auch unter dem Namen Rand Kardex Bureau Inc. bekannt, war ein Hersteller von Büromaterial und Aktenschränken. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Geschichte 1.1 Übernahmen 2 Fusion zu Remington Rand …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Unit record equipment — Before the advent of electronic computers, data processing was performed using electromechanical devices called unit record equipment, electric accounting machines (EAM) or tabulating machines. Unit record machines were as ubiquitous in industry… …   Wikipedia

  • Remington Rand — Mitarbeiter von Remington Rand demonstrieren dem CBS Moderator Walter Cronkite den UNIVAC I des US Census Bureau Remington Rand (1927 1955) war ein amerikanischer Computerhersteller, dessen bekanntester Computer die UNIVAC I war. Es gab eine Zeit …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Megamat — Kardex AG Unternehmensform Aktiengesellschaft ISIN …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Remstar — Kardex AG Unternehmensform Aktiengesellschaft ISIN …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”