Babbage Difference Engine No. 1 Demonstration Piece - three-quarter-scale replica

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Date Introduced
1972; 1832 designed
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 18 1/2 in x 18 1/2 in x 13 1/2 in.
Manufacturer
Guatelli, Roberto
Credit Line
Gift of Ms. Kate Learson
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
United States
Keywords
Babbage, Charles; Mathematical table; Mechanical calculation
Object ID
102711127

Only a small demonstration assembly of Babbage’s first Difference Engine was built. This scale model of that assembly was a gift to retiring IBM CEO T. Vincent Learson.