Interwoven Influence

on Personal Computing

Artifacts from this
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Jacquard Loom, 1934

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Artifact

Jacquard loom

Date Made

1934

Object ID

34.797.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Weaving Shop (Cotton Gin Mill)

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HP-35 Scientific Calculator, 1973

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HP-35 Scientific Calculator, 1973

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Artifact

Calculator

Date Made

1973

Summary

In 1971, William Hewlett challenged his engineers to miniaturize the company's 9100A Desktop Calculator--a forty-pound machine--into a device small enough to fit into his shirt pocket. The result--the HP-35--was the world's first handheld scientific calculator. It was expensive, but its powerful processing capabilities made it a rapid success, causing the swift abandonment of the slide rule.

Object ID

2014.67.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. In Memory of Professor John M. Hayes.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

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thehenryford.org

HP-35 Scientific Calculator, 1973

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Apple 1 Computer, 1976

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Artifact

Microcomputer

Date Made

1976

Summary

This is one of the first 50 Apple 1 computers. Apple 1s were the first pre-assembled personal computers; Steve Wozniak assembled this one in Steve Jobs's family garage. Before the release of the Apple 1, owning a personal computer meant building it yourself. Wozniak's refined engineering skills, coupled with Jobs's bold marketing abilities, led to a revolutionary and affordable product--as well as a successful company.

Object ID

2014.113.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

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The national attraction for discovering your ingenuity while exploring America’s spirit of innovation. There is always much to see and do at The Henry Ford.

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