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First Computer Coffee Mug featuring the digital art 1889 First Computer Patent Red by Nikki Marie Smith

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1889 First Computer Patent Red Coffee Mug




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R(154) G(2) B(5)


Our ceramic coffee mugs are available in two sizes: 11 oz. and 15 oz. Each mug is dishwasher and microwave safe.


11 oz.

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Coffee Mug Reviews (810)

Average Rating (4.89 Stars):

December 16th, 2018

I like this along with card. Thumbs up!

December 14th, 2018

it was a gift and the recipient really liked it.

December 14th, 2018

Great product! Great service!

December 13th, 2018

I bought this mug for my Daughter Liesel and she's a fan of Clifton Mill. Especially during Christmas! A great mug and it reflects the mill during the holiday season.

December 13th, 2018

"Rowdy" Busch! I love this mug! Enjoy having my morning coffee with it! Awesome work guys!

December 13th, 2018

This is a great picture. Shout out to John Boyd on his photography. The mig of this however is blurry and I’m disappointed. The original picture is not blurry, so I’m not sure why the print is.

Artist's Description

This artwork series is based upon vintage US patent drawings of ingenious and notable inventions, in this case, an 1889 patent by American statistician Herman Hollerith, the father of modern machine data processing. His Electric Tabulating System was designed to use punched cards to quickly tabulate statistics from millions of pieces of data, reducing the time required to tabulate the U.S. Census data from eight years to only one year. The concept of encoding data by the locations of holes in a punched card as described in Hollerith's "Art of Compiling Statistics" patent continued to dominate the computing landscape for nearly a century. Herman Hollerith founded the Tabulating Machine Company, which later merged to form the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM.) It would be another fifty years before John Vincent Atanasoff and Clifford Berry invented the first electronic computer in 1939, dubbed the ABC System. Hollerith's punch cards, later adapted to encode computer...

About Nikki Marie Smith

I am an artist, a mother, and an entrepreneur. My artwork and tutorials are regularly featured in Cloth Paper Scissors and Cloth Paper Scissors PAGES magazines. I am following my passions and creating art that I love for the sheer joy of it! I hope it resonates with you as well. For a glimpse behind-the-scenes and to see more of my artwork, including my one-of-a-kind artist books, newest pieces, works in progress, tutorials and more, please visit my blog at: I love meeting fellow artists and art lovers! Join me on my blog, Google Plus, Twitter and FaceBook, or sign-up for my Newsletter. I look forward to connecting with you! In 2013 I was awarded the FAA Artistic Merit Award, fondly referred to...

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