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Buffalo NY, USA

Tabulating machine

Son of German immigrants born in Buffalo, New York. In 1879 he got his masters at the University of Columbia School for mining and started to work for the cencus buro in Washington.

He came at the right time to see hundreds of clercks wrestling to proces all data of the cencus from 1880 by hand.
Hollerith invented the tabulating machine to process punched cards. This machine was significant in the development of automation.