Harvard Mark I/IBM ASCC

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Date
1944 ca.
Credit Line
Courtesy of the IBM Corporate Archive
Copyright Owner
© International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
Location
Endicott, NY, US
Object ID
500004294

The electromechanical Harvard Mark I was powered by a 50-foot rotating shaft. It was the brainchild of Howard Aiken, but built by IBM, whose chairman Thomas J. Watson Sr. was furious at the limited public credit IBM received.