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Component from the Bush Differential Analyzer
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steel (overall material)
overall: 3.4 cm x 4.7 cm x 3.4 cm; 1 11/32 in x 1 27/32 in x 1 11/32 in
Differential Analyzer Component
United States: Massachusetts, Cambridge
This steel component consists of a large screw that has a nut attached to its end. At the other end, a gear and a metal ring move along the shaft of the screw.
Parts of the Bush differential analyzer surviving at the Smithsonian have museum numbers MA.314824 and 1983.3002.01 through 1983.3002.89.
Currently not on view
Gift of Wayne State University, College of Liberal Arts, Computation Laboratory
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