The Babbage Difference Engine No. 2

Was on Display from May 2008 till January 2016


A 150-year old computer? In 1834, Charles Babbage designed "Difference Engine No. 2," an automatic computing engine, but failed to build it. He died insisting future generations would prove his idea was sound. In 1991, the engine was faithfully built to plan and functioned exactly as predicted.

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