Stereotype drawings

Made:
1837-1838
part of archive:
The Babbage Papers
maker:
Babbage, Charles

These 13 drawings are impressions from stereotype plates prepared for Babbage. They show how the printed drawings were made by successively removing detail from a stereotype plate. There are multiple impressions of most of these drawings.

The drawings are accompanied by manuscript notes describing the mechanism for addition. The second page of notes includes the text "copied by Professor Matthes" in Babbage's own hand.

The drawings were published in "Babbage's Calculating Engines" by H. P. Babbage.

Details

Extent:
14 drawings and accompanying manuscript notes.
Identifier:
BAB/M
System of Arrangement:

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