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 YEAR: January 1895
 ITEM: Periodical
 PUBLISHER: RailRoad Gazette
 Volume: 27
  Number: 01
RARITY: Not rare   Click here for further information on our rarity scale Information on the rarity of this item is unknown.

RailRoad Gazette 1895

In the April 19, 1895 edition of the RailRoad Gazette, an article describing the Hollerith Tabulating Machine as providing "considerable saving of time and expense" while maintaining "perfect accuracy". The author laments the lack of space he is given in the newspaper to describe the uses of this "exceedingly ingenius" device and so, he focuses on its use for railroad accountants.

The author provides a rationale, "In all strictly manual methods there is a limit, which some believe has already been reached. The next step is the introduction of mechanical processes to supplant the slower and less accurate work of clerks." We're guessing that the clerk's days are numbered!

This article has a very detailed explanation of how the Hollerith Tabulating Machine works. It contains several illustrations including a picture of the integrating machine and a drawing of the electric circuit diagram for the integrating machine. The integrating machine was the heart of the Tabulator in that it read the punchcards and tabulated the numbers.

This bound edition of the 1895 RailRoad Gazette is subtitled "Twenty-Seventh Quarto Volume" and includes an index of all articles for that year.

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