Czechoslovakian patent of Mr. Bernhard Weiner

Czechoslovakian patent of Mr. Bernhard Weiner

Dates: 1929-1972

Collection contains the Czechoslovakian patent of Bernhard Weiner. Collection also contains a letter explaining the patent and it's importance as evidence of one of the world's first computers. Patent relates to typewriters and calculating or computing devices. Materials date from 1929-1972.

  • Extent: 3 folders (1 linear ft.)
  • Call Number: MSS 8589
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials in English with some materials in Slovak.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Czechoslovakian patent of Mr. Bernhard Weiner must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8589; Czechoslovakian patent of Mr. Bernhard Weiner; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8589, LTPSC.
Custodial History
It is unknown where we attained the collection.
Acquisition Information
Subject Terms
Computers; Science, Technology, and Health; Weiner, Bernhard, 1891-1942
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Catie Freedman, student manuscript processor, John M. Murphy, curator; 2015.
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Finding Aid Title
Czechoslovakian patent of Mr. Bernhard Weiner
Finding Aid Author
Catie Freedman
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-07-21 14:46:21 -0600.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical / Historical

Bernhard Weiner (1891-1942) was a Czechoslovakian inventor.

Bernhard Weiner was born January 21, 1891 in Mirovice, Bohwmia, Germany, of Jewish origins. He spent his life inventing things relating to various branches of technical development. He studied at Institutes of Technology in Vienna and Prague; served in World War I; began work on computers following demobilization; worked on machine development at Vitkovice Iron Works. His first patent was filed on November 8, 1923 and was issued on November 10, 1929. He had may other patents filed from 1925 to 1936. ; sent to concentration camp under German occupation; he died in 1942 and is buried in Vienna, Austria.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts