Artifact Details


IBM Type 285 Tabulator (1933) and IBM Type 80 Model 1 Sorter (1925)

Catalog Number



Still Image

Identifying Numbers

Other number 1238/75
Other number 96
Other number P4387


8 x 10 1/8 in.


Photographic print


B/W, Perspective view of an IBM Type 285 Tabulator (center of photo) and an IBM Type 80 Model 1 Sorter (left foreground) . A third piece of equipment at right foreground is unidentified. Three women in dresses are standing in front of each machine, looking at the machine or handling cards into the machine. Parquet wood floor, office environment. White walls; five pictures hanging on the far wall. Telephone and fire extinguisher seen at far left back, attached to a column. Verso: "P4387" in black pencil, sideways, center left side near edge. "1238 / 75" in light, black pencil in center. "COPYRIGHT ENQUIRES TO THE SCIENCE MUSEUM" stamped in black ink, at the center. "96" in blue ballpoint ink, sideways on a white label (1" x 1-1/2") at the upper right edge. "EARLY 1900'S EARLY TABULATING MACHINES", on a loose piece of lined paper (3-7/8" x 8-1/2") associated with the photo. [9/26/2005 JJL]


Identification photograph; Publicity photograph


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


Courtesy of Gwen Bell

Lot Number


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