Artifact Details


IBM Type 11 Electric Card Punching Machine, (1923)

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Still Image


International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

Identifying Numbers

Other number 135
Other number 163
Other number P4021


10 x 7 5/8 in.


Photographic print


B/W, Perspective view of IBM Type 011 Electric Card Punching Machine. Woman in dress is seated with a sheet of paper in one hand and the other hand on the keys of the machine. She is facing the machine at the center foreground. Office environment with many machines and many other women working at similar machines. One man watching all the women at the left background. Clock on wall at left and window with drapes and light flooding in. Storage units along back wall. Verso: "# P4021" in black pencil, upside down at top right edge. "163" stamped inn black at the upper right edge. "135" stamped in black at center. White label slightly above center, at about a 20 degree angle. On the label: "VIDEO TRANSFER INC> video & audio duplication punching cards. "IBM for accounting systems - 1920's phone 617-247-0100 fax 617 247-1365". "Type 11 Key Punch IBM 163" in black ink on yellow label (1" x 1-1/2"), sideways at upper left. Another yellow label (3/4" x 1-1/2"), sideways just below previous yellow label: "Courtesy of IBM Archives". [9/26/2005 JJL]


Identification photograph; Publicity photograph


Computer industry--History; Computers--History; Electronic data processing--History


Courtesy of Gwen Bell

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