Punched cards for Babbage's Analytical Engine, 1834-1871.

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c. 1870 in England
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Charles Babbage

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Lower plates from Analytical Engine qty 34. stored on a spike. General view of whole object on graduated white to grey
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Lower plates from Analytical Engine qty 34. stored on a spike. Detail view of plates on graduated grey background
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Experimental column for Analytical Engine. Top front three quarter view of whole object on reflective white surface
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Experimental column for Analytical Engine. Top front three quarter view of whole object on reflective white surface
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Experimental column for Analytical Engine. Detail view showing lever marked 'For Add push this down'. White background
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Experimental column for Analytical Engine. Detail view showing lever marked 'For Sub push this down'. White background
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Experimental column for Analytical Engine. Detail view showing numbered calculator wheels. White background
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Punched cards for Analytical Engine (see stroke records)
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Experimental models and moulds from Charles Babbage's work on calculating machines. Charles Babbage (1791-1871) was a British computing pioneer who first conceived the idea of an advanced calculating machine to calculate and print mathematical tables in 1812 and in 1834 conceived a machine designed to evaluate any mathematical formula and to have even higher powers of analysis than his original Difference Engine of the 1820s. Only part of the machine was completed before Babbage's death in 1871.

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Category:
Computing & Data Processing
Object Number:
1905-181
type:
components
credit:
Major-General Babbage
status:
Permanent collection

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