Artifact Details

Title

Napier's bones card abacus drawer

Catalog Number

102652483

Type

Still Image

Identifying Numbers

Other number 4633

Dimensions

9 1/2 x 11 1/4 in.

Format

Photographic print

Description

This is a black and white image of a wooden drawer filled with Napier's bone rods with numbers against a white background. Written on the left side of the drawer is "Pro Quadrata" and written on the bottom of the image is "Pro Surde Solido". Written on the verso side in blue pen is "4633" and in black pen "10/1, p.57". Also written in verso side in pencil is "E.Tomash Figure 7". There was a "11" written but has been crossed off. Written on on the white label is "PROPERTY OF ANNALS OF THE HISTORY OF COMPUTING 133 McBryde Hall Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA 24061-0119".

Category

Identification photograph; Publicity photograph

Subject

Napier, John

Credit

Gift of J.A.N. Lee

Lot Number

X3191.2005