Type 403 Accounting Machine

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Date Introduced
1953
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 46 1/2 in x 68 1/2 in x 42 in
Manufacturer
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
US
Keywords
Accounting; Business
Object ID
102691208

Accounting machines were electromechanical data processors that could read punched cards, compute sums and subtotals, and print reports. They were “programmed” by plugging wires into large control panels, and could be connected with a thick cable to a Summary Punch machine so that the totals accumulated were punched onto cards for later processing.