Professor Ahnentafels Portable Gedcombobulator. For your convenience, the Professor presents a machine for the entirely automatic extraction of names and dates from documents such as birth, death and marriage certificates. The machine will subsequently present the retrieved data in an ordered manner suitable for use with a tabulation device. Simply place a certificate in the machines document aperture and the process will begin automatically. The machine can process up to two documents per hour and requires a mere 8 gallons of water to operate.