Samuel Morland's calculating machine

Made:
1666-1695 in England

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Morland's calculating machine with leather case. Sir Samuel Morland (1625-1695) was the first Englishman to venture
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Morland's calculating machine with leather case. Sir Samuel Morland (1625-1695) was the first Englishman to venture
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Calculating machine designed by Sir Samuel Morland in 1666 with leather case, made between 1666-1695.. Inscribed: 'Samuel Morland Inventor 1666'. Probably made by Humphrey Adamson in Holborn, London, but not signed.

Sir Samuel Morland (1625-1695) was the first English maker to venture into the field of calculating machines. This is a stylus driven adding machine of the type invented by Blaise Pascal which was used to add and subtract British currency.

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Details

Category:
Mathematics
Object Number:
1876-538 Pt1
type:
calculating machine
credit:
Bennet Woodcroft Bequest

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