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When was UNIVAC I installed at the U.S. Census Bureau?

UNIVAC I was delivered to the Census Bureau's Suitland, MD, headquarters in March 1951.

1908 tabulator and employee
A Census Bureau employee using a Hollerith tabulator in 1908 (above) would have been able to compete with UNIVAC I's processing
speed 43 years later.
Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Census History Staff | Last Revised: November 24, 2014