Hollerith sells his Tabluating
Machine Company to a group, which Charles Flint heads. New company
is CTR. Later is called IBM (Norberg, 1990).
James Powers, former Census Bureau employee and modifier
of Hollerith’s machine used in the census, forms the Powers
Accounting Machine Company. Later is called the Sperry
Rand Corporation (Norberg, 1990).
Wilhelm Ostwald founds Die Brücke, an international
institute for the organization of intellectual work but fails in his attempt
to establish a special international institute to document the field of
Patent for edge notched card is granted to E. C. Molina (Reichman,
The Powers Accounting Machine Company introduces a printing
tabulator (Norberg, 1990).
First known use of an optical coincidence subject card system
by Horace Taylor, Brookline, MA. Patent describes its use for identification
of birds (Thompson, 1961).
The Beilsteins Handbuch der Organischen Chemie makes
possible substructure searching.
Botanical Abstracts begins publication.
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