Gwen Bell Artifact and Book Collection
This rare and important collection comprises written works and physical objects relating to early calculating instruments and methods. These works and objects are held in the permanent collection of the Computer History Museum after generous gifts in 2012 and 2014 by Museum co-founders Gwen and Gordon Bell. The text items in this collection comprise works written in French, German, Latin and English. It begins in the early 17th century (ending in about 1980) and includes dozens of works such as mathematical, accounting, farming, astronomy, merchant and engineering tables, monographs on slide rules, arithmometers, planimeters, sectors, Napier´s Bones, military compasses, telescopes, as well as later-day commentaries on these instruments and their history. The written works are available online in scanned (PDF) form using the search function below. The object collection was established as a complement to the rare book collection and both serve to document the early origins and development of human measurement and computation. Its objects include: abaci, sectors, linear, circular and cylindrical slide rules, mechanical and electrical/electronic adding machines and calculators, and replicas of early calculators such as the Pascaline and the Schikard. With both written sources and complementary physical objects, the Bell Collection offers researchers a unique window into the early origins and development of history´s most significant calculating devices and methods.
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The boilermaker's ready-reckoner : with examples of practical geometry and templating, for the use of platers, smiths, and riveters
Crosby Lockwood and Son
Tables de logarithmes pour les nombres et pour les sinus : avec les explications et les usages principaux pour l'astronomie, la gnomonique, la géométrie, la navigation, la géographie, la physique, l'art militaire, l'architecture, l'arpentage, la statistique, et les rentes
Boilers, marine and land; their construction and strength : a handbook of rules, formulae, tables &c., relative to material scantlings and pressures, safety valves, springs, fittings and mountings etc., etc., for the use of engineers, surveyors, draughtsmen, boiler-makers, and steam users
Charles Griffin and Company
Four place tables of logarithms and trigonometric functions : with auxiliary tables (chiefly to three figures) of squares, square roots, cubes, cube roots, reciprocals, circumferences and areas of circles, exponentials, natural logarithms, radians, and constants
The Harvard Coöperative Society
Tables d'intégrales indéfinies
Zehnstellige logarithmen der trigonometrischen funktionen von 0° bis 90° für jedes tausendstel des grades : zweiter band
Druck der Preußischen Landesaufnahme
Instruction for the use of A. W. Faber "Castell" : precision calculating rules
Catalogue of Keuffel & Esser Co. : manufacturers and importers : drawing materials : surveying instruments : measuring tapes
Keuffel & Esser Co.
The slide rule
Keuffel & Esser Co.
The construction and principal uses of mathematical instruments : translated from the French of M. Bion, chief instrument-maker to the French King : to which are added, the construction and uses of such instruments as are omitted by M. Bion, particularly of those invented or improved by the English
Observations made at Dinapoor, June 4, 1769, on the planet Venus, when passing over the sun's disk, June 4, 1769, with three different quadrants, and a two foot reflecting telescope : communicated to the Royal Society, by the Court of Directors of the East India Company
Wood's improved tables of discount : correctly calculated upon any sum from 1d. to £200, at from 1/4 to 90 per cent
Tablas de logaritmos para los números y senos
Imprenta de Omaña
K + E 41st edition catalog : part 1 covering drafting and reproduction equipment and materials : slide rules
Keuffel & Esser Co.
Appraisers' and adjusters' handbook : a handbook for engineers, architects, appraisers, adjusters, accountants, lawyers, realtors, assessors, builders, building and loan associations, insurance companies, investment companies, trust companies, banks, manufacturing establishments, public utilities, technical colleges, etc.
U. P. C. Book Company, Inc.
Concordance des poids décimaux avec le poids de marc : présentée à l'institut national et au citoyen Dubois, conseiller d'etat, préfet de police
Chez L'Auteur et Cartier
Four figure mathematical tables : comprising logarithmic and trigonometrical tables, and tables of squares, square roots, and reciprocals
Macmillan & Co.
Arithmetica logarithmica : sive logarithmorum chiliades triginta, pro numeris naturali serie crescentibus ab vnitate ad 20,000 : et a 90,000 ad 100,000. Quorum ope multa perficiuntur arithmetica problemata et geometrica. Hos numeros primus invenit ... Iohannes Neperus ... eos autem ex eiusdem sententia mutavit...
Excudebat Gulielmus Iones
Instructions for the use of Hurter & Driffield's actinograph (patented)
Marion & Co.