Computer Cuts Farm Figuring (Sep, 1949)

It’s funny to look back at how bulky computers used to be. I mean, there is no way this thing would fit in a manila envelope.

Computer Cuts Farm Figuring
Farmers who dislike paper work now can solve many types of mathematical farm problems with a computer that shows the desired information at a glance. The computer consists of four metal disks containing arrows, figures and windows. By setting up known information on the disks, the farmer can quickly determine the desired figure. For example, the computer will calculate the price of a given weight of any kind of grain, the value of land and livestock, the number of gallons of milk in a given number of pounds and the value of several cases of eggs when the price per dozen is known.

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