Schickard Calculator - replica

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Date Introduced
circa 1623 (original); 2000 (replica)
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 13 1/2 in x 15 1/2 in x 5 3/4 in.
Manufacturer
Peter Roubos
Credit Line
Loan of Gwen and Gordon Bell
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
Netherlands
Keywords
1623; Napier's Bones; Mechanical calculation
Object ID
B1626.01

Schickard built two calculators around 1623. One, for his astronomer friend Johannes Kepler, was destroyed by fire. The other is, as far as we know, lost. We know about them only from Schickard’s handwritten letters, which contain sketches of what he had built.