Fairchild-Maxson Mark I Line of Position Computer

This 1938 mechanical computer was a remarkable attempt to automate complex navigational processes. 

Caption:
This 1938 mechanical computer was a remarkable attempt to automate complex navigational processes.
Type: Artifact
Image Date: January 4, 2013
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Origin: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Creator: Eric Long
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This 1938 mechanical computer was a remarkable attempt to automate complex navigational processes.