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Eckert and Mauchly: Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer (ENIAC), 1949

Validation

Though the ENIAC patent was invalidated by the U.S. District Court in Minnesota, Eckert and Mauchly have nonetheless been credited by history with inventing the ENIAC, the world's first large-scale general purpose electronic computer. The Franklin Institute acknowledged their work with the Potts Medal in 1949, and the American Federation of Information Processing Societies with the Harry Goode Medal in 1966.

You can view photographs of the Potts Medals and certificates conferred on Eckert and Mauchly by The Franklin Institute by clicking on the thumbnails at right.

letter

Letter from Henry B. Allen to Dr. Mauchly, Confirms Medal Day and invites Dr. Mauchly to various activities on that day. (650k). 9/30/1949

letter

Letter from Henry B. Allen to Mr. Eckert, Confirms Medal Day and invites Mr. Eckert to various activities on that day. (682k). 9/30/1949