We are proud to announce two recent additions to the Compuseum, brought to us by our “Friend of Compuseum”, Mr. Paul Harkins, software and hardware expert.

paul_harkins_ibmSoftware expert, Paul Harkins, donates IBM 407 Board to Compuseum

Paul Harkins (retired IBM engineer) has donated an IBM 407 Accounting machine wired control panel to Compuseum. Compuseum is grateful to Paul Harkins for his generous donation. The IBM 407 Accounting Machine, introduced in 1949, was one of a long line of IBM tabulating machines dating back to the days of Herman Hollerith. It had a card reader and printer; a summary punch could be attached. Processing was directed by a control panel.   See this link for details: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_407

comtometerSoftware expert, Paul Harkins, donates Comptometer to Compuseum.

The “Comptometer” was the first commercially successful key-driven mechanical calculator, patented in the USA by Dorr E. Felt in 1887.  See this link for details: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comptometer

We are grateful to Paul for his generous donations and support of the growing Compuseum project.