Henry Babbage's Analytical Engine Mill, 1910.

1910 in London
Henry Prevost Babbage

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Henry Babbage's analytical engine (incomplete), with various spare parts and patterns for casting. Henry Prevost Babbage (1824-1918), the youngest son of Charles Babbage (1791-1871), the English computer pioneer, built a hand-operated printing calculator, based on the plans for the mill of his father's Analytical Engine. It was a four-function calulator designed for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.


Computing & Data Processing
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various metals, steel, brass, bronze etc and wood (unidentified)
analytical engine mills
Babbage, Major-General H.P.

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