Smith and Dolier's 'arithmetical scales', late 19th century.

Made:
1880-1900 in Liverpool and England
maker:
Smith and Dolier

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Set of arithmetical scales by Smith and Dolier. Set of 'arithmetical scales' for simple subtraction by Smith and
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Set of arithmetical scales by Smith and Dolier

Set of 'arithmetical scales' for simple subtraction by Smith and Dolier, late 19th century. These 'scales' were used to set many different sums in addition and subtraction. Pupils in a class would probably have used slates to do the sums.

Details

Category:
Mathematics
Object Number:
1995-1615
Materials:
boxwood and mahogany (wood)
Measurements:
scale (each): 285 mm x 7 mm (diameter)
box: 25 mm x 123 mm x 297 mm, 0.56 kg
type:
educational aid
credit:
Sotheby's (New Bond St.)

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