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Aiken, Howard H. - The Staff of the Computation Laboratory
Description of a Relay Calculator
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1949. Hardcover. Near Fine. Imperial octavo (27x20.5 cm). - [16], 366 pages. - Full black cloth, title on spine in faded gilt, along with John Crerar Library shelving number.- Very good - Interior very fine. - With bookplate of The John Crerar Library, Chicago; with discard stamp, dated 1984. - Profusely illustrated with photos, drawings and tables. - With 3 Appendices. - The manual for the Harvard Mark II, a relay based calculator built for the Navy during the last year oh World War II. It was installed at the Naval Proving Ground in Dahlgren, Virginia in 1948, where it was used for developing ballistic tables.
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