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Jacob Rabinow Papers, 1947-1990

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Author:
Rabinow, Jacob 1910-
Collector:
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Subject:
United States National Bureau of Standards
Census Bureau
RABCO
Control Data Corporation
Physical description:
5.5 cu. ft.: 14 boxes
Type:
Patents
Collection descriptions
Engineering drawings
Correspondence
Photographs
Date:
1947
1947-1990
1930-1950
20th century
Notes:
Electrical engineer, inventor and entrepreneur, Rabinow was born in Ukraine (1910), emigrated to U.S. ca. 1920, and graduated in electrical engineering from City College of N.Y. In 1938 he joined National Bureau of Standards where he was employed until 1954, when he formed his own company, RABCO, which later became part of Control Data Corp. Rabinow became an independent consultant.
Summary:
Material from three areas of Rabinow's work: phonograph record players, optical character recognition (reading machines) and automatic self-regulation of watches and clocks. Includes technical descriptions, engineering drawings, patents, photographs of devices and voluminous correspondence.
Cite as:
Jacob Rabinow Papers, 1947-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Electrical engineering
Computers
Electrical engineers
Local number:
1991.3013 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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