Powers Accounting Machine Company


Powers Accounting Machine Company

Powers Accounting Machine Company (also known as Powers Tabulating Machine Company) was an early 20th century tabulating machine company. It was founded in 1911 in Newark, New Jersey and moved in 1914 to Brooklyn.

Russian-born James Powers was hired by the U.S. Census Bureau in 1907 to help the government avoid what were perceived as excessive charges by Herman Hollerith's Tabulating Machine Company. Although Hollerith had numerous patents, Powers managed to avoid infringement and created a faster, cheaper machine that was compatible with Hollerith's punch card format.

In 1927, Powers Accounting Machine Company merged with the Remington Typewriter Company and Rand Kardex to form Remington Rand.


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