Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Clair D. Lake
Death: 1958 (Age: 70)
- Pictured 2nd from the left, Clair was a contributor to IBM's early growth.
- He developed, invented, and introduced the first type 1 Total Printing and Listing Tabulator in the early 1920s.
- Developed a telephone key punch used in telephone record keeping.
- Responsible for developing the 80-column punched card, related sensing or punching apparatus, low-cost wire contact relays and unit counters.