This is a card puncher, an integral part of the tabulation system used by the United States Census Bureau to compile the thousands of facts gathered by the Bureau. Holes are punched in the card according to a prearranged code transferring the facts from the census questionaire into statistics. [Woman operating the card puncher], 1890 - 1950
ARC Identifier 513295 / Local Identifier 29-CM-C(9)
Item from Record Group 29: Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007
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