Artifact Details

Title

Replica of "Napier's Bones" multiplication device

Catalog Number

X2253.2002

Type

Physical object

Manufacturer

Peter Roubos

Place Manufactured

Netherlands

Identifying Numbers

Other number B1625.01

Dimensions

1 x 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 in

Description

Paper mechanical calculator --Given to Gordon Bell by Peter Roubos (who gave a copy to everyone who purchased a copy of the Schickard calculating machine he made - mrw). Size is dimensions of the box

A set of Napier's bones printed or photocopied on blue paper in a yellow box.
A second set of these same bones (on loan from Mike Williams) is currently in visible storage
Object consists of a cardboard box, instruction sheet and eleven "bones"

Category

Calculator: mechanical

Lot Number

B1625.01