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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Palmer's pocket scale : with rules for its use in solving arithmetical and geometrical problems
Improvements in the methods of and apparatus for compiling statistics: complete specification
Darling and Son, Ltd
Guglielmo Marconi : 1874 - 1937 : a science museum booklet
Her Majesty's Stationery Office
Tables of partitions
The Indian Mathematical Society
Logic machines and diagrams
McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.
Newham's rotary principal interest demonstrator
The tinman's companion, containing a list of prices of iron per lb., &c. : extracts from eminent authors on the manufacture of iron for tin plates : the theory of the refining frunace; the theory of the puddling furnace … tables of relative prices of tin plates
John Wright & Co.
Introduction to electronic analogue computers
Pergamon Press, ltd
Tables annuelles de constantes et données numériques de chimie, de physique et de technologie : volume V : années 1917 - 1918 - 1919 - 1920 - 1921 - 1922 : première partie
The gentleman's and farmer's assistant : containing, first, tables for finding the content of any piece of land, from dimensions taken in yards : second, tables shewing the width required for an acre in any square piece of land ... standard imperial bushel
Matchett, Stevenson, and Matchett
The infallible time and money tables : for calculating seamen's wages : shewing the exact rateable time in calendar months and days ... and on incomes from £100 to £1000 per annum
Norie & Wilson
Multiplications-tabellen geprüft mit der thomas'schen rechenmaschine von C.L. Petrick : obercontroleur der mitauer eisenbahn : fehlerfreie stereotyp-ausgabe : erste lieferung 1-1000
Gottl D. Meyer
An introduction to automatic digital computers
Cambridge University Press
A treatise on the calculus of finite differences
Macmillan and Co.
Les intégraphes : la courbe intégrale et ses applications : étude sur un nouveau système d'intégrateurs méchaniques
Instruction pour se servir de l'arithmomètre, machine à calculer inventée par M. Thomas, de Colmar
Recherches sur la télégraphie électrique
English life table : tables of lifetimes, annuities, and premiums : with an introduction by William Farr, M.D., F.R.S., D.C.L.
Her Majesty's Stationery Office
The complete ready reckoner, in miniature : containing tables accurately cast up, adapted to the use of all who deal by wholesale or retail; exhibiting at one view, the amount or value of any number or quantity of goods or merchandize from one to ten thousand. At the various prices, from one farthing to one pound. Together with various tables of commission, brokerage, weights, measures, &c. A new edition, greatly improved and carefully corrected
B. and R. Crosby and Co.
The gentleman and farmer's pocket companion and assistant : consisting of tables for finding the contents of any piece of land by pacing, or by dimensions taken on the spot in ells : likewise, various other tables, of great use to every gentleman and farmer in Scotland
J. Brown for T. Brown [et al.]