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Detroit Automatic Scale Company factory Herman Hollerith's Tabulating Machine Company is organized in Washington, D.C., as the world's first electric tabulating and accounting machine company. The Detroit Automatic Scale Company is organized to manufacture an automatic scale. The company will become part of the Computing Scale Company in 1901.


Herman Hollerith signs a contract with the New York Central Railroad to supply punched-card equipment to process up to four million waybills.