[SIGCIS-Members] Konrad Zuse's 1936 patent - German text?
m.priestley at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 04:27:17 PST 2017
PS Here's a reference to the patent application number Z23624:
It appears to be a distinct application, dating from December 1936.
On 26 January 2017 at 11:48, Mark Priestley <m.priestley at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks everybody for the fascinating and helpful replies, both on and off
> list. Just to summarize wrt to this specific document, in case anyone's
> * A typescript of a patent application, dated 9 April 1936 on the headed
> notepaper of patent attorney Dr-Ing. Bruno Wolf, is in the Deutsches Museum
> archives, and there's a photo of the first page on Ulf's book page at
> bereich-wtug/schwerpunkt-i/cluster-2/konrad-zuse/ There's a handwritten
> note that says "angemeldet [registered?] 11.4.1936" and gives an
> application number (?) Z 23 139 IX/42 m.
> * A transcription of the German text (no diagrams) is at
> * Brian Randell's "Origins" collection contains a partial English
> translation (omitting the claims). The bibliographic reference at the end
> of the book (the 3rd edition) gives a different patent application number,
> I don't know if the application ever resulted in an actual patent being
> awarded. The DEPATISnet website doesn't list a Zuse patent with an
> application date in April 1936 (on a quick "beginners search", anyway :-)
> The 9 May 1936 application that Con referred to is different - the issued
> patent was for a "Mechanisches Schaltglied" ("Mechanical Switching
> On 24 January 2017 at 10:58, Mark Priestley <m.priestley at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear list,
>> Zuse's 1936 patent "Method for Automatic Execution of Calculations with
>> the Aid of Computers" is reprinted in Brian Randell's "Origins of Digital
>> Computers" collections. Does anyone know if/where I can get hold of the
>> German original?
>> Thanks in advance.
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