Artifact Details


GENIAC Electric Brain construction kit parts

Catalog Number



Physical object


1955 ca.


Oliver Garfield Company, Inc.

Place Manufactured


Identifying Numbers

Other number KO1767.2000 KO1767.2000 is written in one corner of the back side of the main board


2 x 18 x 12 in.


Object consists of main perforated masonite board, partially assembled, 3 additional circular masonite pieces approximately 4 1/2 inches in diameter, a perforated metal strip approximately 12 x 1/2 inches, 3 loose bolts, and 5 loose nuts. There are numerous labels hand written on adhesive tags on the front of the main board, as follows:
-- Each of the two light bulb sockets has a label reading "H"
-- Each of the three wheels attached to the main board has a square label and an
arrowhead label. From left to right, with the main board oriented so that the wheels
are at the top, these labels read; "player's current move switch," "machine's last
move switch," and "machine's next move."
-- Around each wheel, from left to right, are 15, 16, and 14 numbered labels,
respectively. A label at the very edge of the board (12-o'clock position) is missing
from around the left and right wheels, and the next label counterclockwise from the
12-o'clock position also is missing from around the right wheel