Artifact Details

Title

Number Sieve Machine using 16 mm film

Catalog Number

X87.82

Type

Physical object

Date

1936

Manufacturer

D. H. Lehmer

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number Number Sieve
Serial number None - prototype

Dimensions

18 x 19 1/2 x 10 1/4 in.

Description

The number sieve was built to solve mathematic problems of number theory. Surprisingly, it was built after its more advanced predecessors. Its main advantages were its ease of construction, transportation, and operation. The motor is missing.

Category

Calculator: electromechanical

Credit

Gift of D. H. Lehmer

Lot Number

X87.82

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