[Ads-l] Antedating of "Calculator" (Electronic Device)

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Feb 9 21:26:46 EST 2017

calculator (OED, 2.c., 1946)

1938 Howard Aiken _Proposed Automatic Calculating Machine_ in _Makin' Numbers_ (I. Bernard Cohen & Gregory W. Welch ed. 1999) 26  At present the automatic calculator is visualized as a switchboard on which are mounted various pieces of calculating machine apparatus.

Fred Shapiro

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