Wolverine toy adding machine (1940s)
is a child's toy from the late 1940s and early 1950s that allowed a kid
to mimic daddy's bigger and more fully functioned mechanical office tablulating
and computing machines such as the comptometer. You used a pen or pencil
to move the four register number array back and forthe and then could
virtual visitor Les Van Norman:
I started to work for the Burroughs corporation in 1968 as a software tech for a couple of years and worked for Texas Instruments in 1982 as a part time tech for the home computer division. Back in the Burroughs day we had core memory which kept information even after the computer was shut off. We worked on the Burroughs E4000 and E6000 which were computerized accounting machines with magnetic striped ledgers and 80 column punch cards.
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