Morland's Calculating Machine, 1666-1695

Made:
1666-1695 in England
maker:
Samuel Morland

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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

Morland's calculating machine, invented by Samual Morland, England, 1665-1695
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Calculating machine designed by Sir Samuel Morland in 1666 with leather case, made between 1666-1695.

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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Category:
Mathematics
Object Number:
1876-538
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), leather
Measurements:
case (open): 280 mm x 242 mm x 40 mm, .2 kg
calculating machine: 50 mm x 126 mm x 5 mm, .215 kg
type:
calculating machines
credit:
Bennet Woodcroft Bequest

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