Morland's calculating machine with leather case, invented by Sir Samuel Morland, England, 1665-1695
Sir Samuel Morland (1625-1695) was the first Englishman to venture into the field of calculating machines. This is a stylus driven adding machine of the type invented by Blaise Pascal which was used to add and subtract British currency.
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case (open): 280 mm x 242 mm x 40 mm, .2 kg
calculating machine: 50 mm x 126 mm x 5 mm, .215 kg
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