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Slide 57
Baldwin

Courtesy: IBM Corporation

In 1873, Frank Baldwin applied for a patent for a machine "which at all times had the capacity to add, subtract, multiply and divide with no resetting of the mechanism and with no form of conversion for any of the processes." While employed by a lumber company, Baldwin had been asked to repair a Thomas Machine, which is when he probably got the idea to build his own.

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