End view and section of the three sets of the movable sector wheels

part of archive:
The Babbage Papers
maker:
Babbage, Charles

The drawing is entitled, 'Old 24 wheel and sectors &c. &c.' The movable sector wheels were used in the early version of the Difference Engine No. 1. They could be screwed to the 24 wheel when it needed to be returned to its original orientation after punching out a result.

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Identifier:
BAB/K/088

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