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Herman Hollerith: Electric Tabulating Device, 1890


The 1890 Elliott Cresson Medal was awarded by The Franklin Institute to Herman Hollerith for his Electric Tabulating Device.

Other awards to Hollerith include the 1893 Medaile D'Or of the Paris Exhibition and the 1893 Bronze Medal of the World's Fair. The British Royal Statistical Society also established the annual Hollerith Award.


Report, from the Superintendent of Census, Examination of Different Methods of Tabulating Census Data, 12/2/1889 (534k)

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