Computers are embedded into just about everything these days–cars, TVs, even people. But even 100 years ago, inventors were building unique calculating machines and adapting computing devices for use with everyday machines. This gallery of U.S. Patent drawings showcase some of the ingenious combinations from the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Computing devices from the beginning of the 20th century
July 13, 2010, 11:49 AM PDT
Takeaway: U.S. Patent drawings highlight ingenious computing devices and calculating machines from the late 1800s and early 1900s.
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