Artifact Details

Title

Eckert and Mauchly Founders plaque

Catalog Number

102673496

Type

Physical object

Date

1980

Manufacturer

Medallic Art Company

Identifying Numbers

Other number 1398 Hand written on paper sticker on back.

Dimensions

overall: 1 5/8 in x 14 in x 17 in

Description

Inscription on bronze circular part reads "FOUNDERS OF THE COMPUTER INDUSTRY". Plate at bottom reads"COMMEMORATING THE SPECIAL RECOGNITION OF J. PRESPER ECKERT AND JOHN W. MAUCHLY DESIGNERS AND DEVELOPERS OF THE FIRST ELECTRONIC COMPUTER", "BY THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY NASHVILLE. TENNESSEE 1980", "W.BUELL EVANS AWARDS CHAIRMAN", "SPERRY UNIVAC CO-SPONSOR". On the medallion is "J.PRESPER ECKERT 1919" "JOHN W. MAUCHLY 1907-1980". The initials "G.G." is engraved on the portrait.

Category

Ephemera/plaque / paperweight

Credit

Purchase of the Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X3115.2005
 

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