Erma : Electronic Recording Machine, Accounting Promotional Brochure for the Installation of the ERMA Machine in the Bank of American in San Francisco

By: Bank Of America

Price: $200.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized brochure with heavy cardstock covers and a spiral binding. The Brochure is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the brochure covers have some beginning bumping and rubbing. There are several spots of rubbing to the front cover. The text pages are clean and bright. The brochure discusses not only the background of what the machine is supposed to do, but how it works, in some detail. "ERMA (Electronic Recording Machine, Accounting) , was a pioneering computer development project run at SRI International under contract to Bank of America in order to automate banking bookkeeping. The project ran from 1950 to 1955. ERMA was under the technical leadership of computer scientist Jerre Noe. After the project's successful conclusion, General Electric was contracted to build 32 ERMA machines. They were so successful in operation that Bank of America was propelled ahead of other banks in profitability, and became the world's largest bank by 1970."

Title: Erma : Electronic Recording Machine, Accounting Promotional Brochure for the Installation of the ERMA Machine in the Bank of American in San Francisco

Author Name: Bank Of America

Categories: Computer Science,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Bank of America National Trust and Savings Association: 1956

Binding: Spiral bound

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: A36448

Keywords: Computer Science Bank Of America ERMA Electronic Recording Machine Accounting Computers Early Accounting Machines Computer Science,