Multiplication aide memoire, early 18th century

Made:
1701-1730 in England

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Multiplication table aide memoire, early 18th century. The level of numeracy in England was poor even among gentlemen, as shown by this ivory instrument. It gives the multiplication tables up to 10 with a separate table for 12s.

Details

Category:
Mathematics
Object Number:
2005-634
type:
multiplication tables
credit:
Tesseract