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Teaching Abacus, or Numeral Frame

Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
copper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 103 cm x 75 cm x 32 cm; 40 9/16 in x 29 17/32 in x 12 19/32 in
Object Name:
numeral frame
abacus
Place made:
Mexico
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Mexicans  Search this
ID Number:
1979.0693.01
Catalog number:
1979.0693.01
Accession number:
1979.0693
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Arithmetic Teaching
Science & Mathematics
Abacus
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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Gear with Disc from the Bush Differential Analyzer

Maker:
Bush, Vannevar  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 6.2 cm x 7 cm x 7 cm; 2 7/16 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in
Object Name:
Differential Analyzer Component
Other Terms:
Differential Analyzer Component; Gear With Disc
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Cambridge
Date made:
ca 1930
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Wayne State University, College of Liberal Arts, Computation Laboratory
ID Number:
1983.3002.17
Nonaccession number:
1983.3002
Catalog number:
1983.3002.17
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-1771-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_693248
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Component from the Bush Differential Analyzer

Maker:
Bush, Vannevar  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
Measurements:
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
Object Name:
Differential Analyzer Component
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Cambridge
Date made:
ca 1930
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Wayne State University, College of Liberal Arts, Computation Laboratory
ID Number:
1983.3002.25
Catalog number:
1983.3002.25
Nonaccession number:
1983.3002
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Science & Mathematics
Mechanical Integrators and Analyzers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-1776-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_693256

Gear from the Bush Differential Analyzer

Maker:
Bush, Vannevar  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3.1 cm x 6.6 cm x 6.6 cm; 1 7/32 in x 2 19/32 in x 2 19/32 in
Object Name:
Differential Analyzer Component
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Cambridge
Date made:
ca 1930
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Wayne State University, College of Liberal Arts, Computation Laboratory
ID Number:
1983.3002.48
Catalog number:
1983.3002.48
Nonaccession number:
1983.3002
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Science & Mathematics
Mechanical Integrators and Analyzers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-ab0b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_693835
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Duplex Pendulum Seismograph

Maker:
California Electrical Works  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
paper (label on top of the instrument material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 27 1/8 in x 13 1/2 in x 11 3/4 in; 68.8975 cm x 34.29 cm x 29.845 cm
Object Name:
seismograph
Place made:
United States: California, San Francisco
Used:
United States: Ohio, Cleveland
Date made:
late 1880s
Credit Line:
Case Institute of Technology
ID Number:
PH.323669
Catalog number:
323669
Accession number:
251332
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Measuring & Mapping
Science & Mathematics
Seismographs
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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Three Components from the Bush Differential Analyzer

Maker:
Bush, Vannevar  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
each: 3.4 cm x 5.4 cm x 5.4 cm; 1 11/32 in x 2 1/8 in x 2 1/8 in
Object Name:
Differential Analyzer Components
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Cambridge
Date made:
ca 1930
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Wayne State University, College of Liberal Arts, Computation Laboratory
ID Number:
1983.3002.28
Catalog number:
1983.3002.28
Nonaccession number:
1983.3002
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-953d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_693259
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Gear from the Bush Diferential Analyzer

Maker:
Bush, Vannevar  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1.6 cm x 3.5 cm x 3.5 cm; 5/8 in x 1 3/8 in x 1 3/8 in
Object Name:
Differential Analyzer Component
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Cambridge
Date made:
ca 1930
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Wayne State University, College of Liberal Arts, Computation Laboratory
ID Number:
1983.3002.69
Nonaccession number:
1983.3002
Catalog number:
1983.3002.69
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-0e52-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_693856
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Component from the Bush Differential Analyzer

Maker:
Bush, Vannevar  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 cm x 64 cm x 7 cm; 2 3/4 in x 25 3/16 in x 2 3/4 in
Object Name:
Differential Analyzer Component
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Cambridge
Date made:
ca 1930
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Wayne State University, College of Liberal Arts, Computation Laboratory
ID Number:
1983.3002.89
Catalog number:
1983.3002.89
Nonaccession number:
1983.3002
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Science & Mathematics
Mechanical Integrators and Analyzers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-116c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_693876

Thomas Arithmometer

Patentee:
Thomas, Charles Xavier  Search this
Maker:
Thomas, Charles Xavier  Search this
Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
leather (case material)
velvet (case material)
wood (case material)
ribbon (case material)
ribbon (mechanism material)
Measurements:
overall: 8.2 cm x 29.5 cm x 13.4 cm; 3 7/32 in x 11 5/8 in x 5 9/32 in
Object Name:
calculating machine
Place made:
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Place patented:
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Date made:
ca 1820
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Related Publication:
Kidwell, Peggy A. and Cerruzi, Paul E.. Landmarks in Digital Computing: A Smithsonian Pictorial History
ID Number:
1987.0731.02
Catalog number:
326649
Accession number:
1987.0731
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Calculating Machines
Computers & Business Machines
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-0dd5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_690692
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Gear from the Bush Differential Analyzer

Maker:
Bush, Vannevar  Search this
Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1.2 cm x 4.8 cm x 4.8 cm; 15/32 in x 1 7/8 in x 1 7/8 in
Object Name:
Differential Analyzer Component
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Cambridge
Date made:
ca 1930
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Wayne State University, College of Liberal Arts, Computation Laboratory
ID Number:
1983.3002.54
Catalog number:
1983.3002.54
Nonaccession number:
1983.3002
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Mechanical Integrators and Analyzers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-0d1b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_693841
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Seven Gears from the Bush Diferential Analyzer

Maker:
Bush, Vannevar  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 6.8 cm x 5.4 cm x 5.4 cm; 2 11/16 in x 2 1/8 in x 2 1/8 in
Object Name:
Differential Analyzer Components
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Cambridge
Date made:
ca 1930
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Wayne State University, College of Liberal Arts, Computation Laboratory
ID Number:
1983.3002.59
Catalog number:
1983.3002.59
Nonaccession number:
1983.3002
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Science & Mathematics
Mechanical Integrators and Analyzers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-0dca-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_693846
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Two Gears from the Bush Diferential Analyzer

Maker:
Bush, Vannevar  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1.9 cm x 6.7 cm x 6.7 cm; 3/4 in x 2 5/8 in x 2 5/8 in
Object Name:
Differential Analyzer Components
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Cambridge
Date made:
ca 1930
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Wayne State University, College of Liberal Arts, Computation Laboratory
ID Number:
1983.3002.61
Nonaccession number:
1983.3002
Catalog number:
1983.3002.61
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Science & Mathematics
Mechanical Integrators and Analyzers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-0e4e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_693848

Two Gears from the Bush Diferential Analyzer

Maker:
Bush, Vannevar  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2.8 cm x 7.4 cm x 7.4 cm; 1 3/32 in x 2 29/32 in x 2 29/32 in
Object Name:
Differential Analyzer Components
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Cambridge
Date made:
ca 1930
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Wayne State University, College of Liberal Arts, Computation Laboratory
ID Number:
1983.3002.63
Nonaccession number:
1983.3002
Catalog number:
1983.3002.63
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Science & Mathematics
Mechanical Integrators and Analyzers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-0d2c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_693850
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Spiral Gear from the Bush Diferential Analyzer

Maker:
Bush, Vannevar  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1.4 cm x 2.9 cm x 2.9 cm; 9/16 in x 1 5/32 in x 1 5/32 in
Object Name:
Differential Analyzer Component
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Cambridge
Date made:
ca 1930
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Wayne State University, College of Liberal Arts, Computation Laboratory
ID Number:
1983.3002.74
Catalog number:
1983.3002.74
Nonaccession number:
1983.3002
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Mechanical Integrators and Analyzers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-0e62-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_693861
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R2-D2, from Return of the Jedi

Physical Description:
aluminum; paint; plastic (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 44 in x 26 in x 28 1/2 in; 111.76 cm x 66.04 cm x 72.39 cm
Object Name:
movie costume, droid
movie costume, droid or robot
Associated Place:
United States: California, San Rafael
Subject:
Star Wars  Search this
Related Publication:
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History
Credit Line:
LUCASFILM Ltd.
ID Number:
1984.0302.01
Catalog number:
1984.0302.01
Accession number:
1984.0302
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Work and Industry: Mechanisms
Industry & Manufacturing
Science & Mathematics
Work
Popular Entertainment
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a7-0ad8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_880209
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Spectroscope

Maker:
Wilson, W.  Search this
Physical Description:
metal; glass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 3/8 in x 14 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in; 26.3525 cm x 36.83 cm x 29.21 cm
Object Name:
spectroscope
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, London
Date made:
early 20th century
Credit Line:
Richard J. Zitto
ID Number:
2010.0235.24
Catalog number:
2010.0235.24
Accession number:
2010.0235
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Science & Mathematics
Optics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-ef8b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1409606
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Telescope

Maker:
Zeiss, Carl  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 55 1/2 in x 59 in x 22 3/4 in; 140.97 cm x 149.86 cm x 57.785 cm
Object Name:
telescope (refracting)
telescope, refracting
telescope
Date made:
ca 1900
Credit Line:
U.S. Weather Bureau
ID Number:
PH.314578
Accession number:
204611
Catalog number:
314578
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Science & Mathematics
Astronomy
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-b536-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1433300
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Input Table Carriage from the Bush Differential Analyzer

Maker:
Bush, Vannevar  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 cm x 89 cm x 67 cm; 3 15/16 in x 35 1/32 in x 26 3/8 in
Object Name:
differential analyzer component
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Cambridge
United States: Massachusetts, Cambridge
Date made:
ca 1930
ca 1930
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Wayne State University, College of Liberal Arts, Computation Laboratory
ID Number:
1983.3002.01
Catalog number:
1983.3002.01
Nonaccession number:
1983.3002
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Mechanical Integrators and Analyzers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-aa66-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_693232
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Cross Shaft from the Bush Differential Analyzer

Maker:
Bush, Vannevar  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 4 cm x 67.5 cm x 4 cm; 1 9/16 in x 26 9/16 in x 1 9/16 in
Object Name:
differential analyzer component
Other Terms:
Cross Shaft
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Cambridge
Date made:
ca 1930
Subject:
DELETE  Search this
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Wayne State University, College of Liberal Arts, Computation Laboratory
ID Number:
1983.3002.05
Nonaccession number:
1983.3002
Catalog number:
1983.3002.05
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Science & Mathematics
Mechanical Integrators and Analyzers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-31ab-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_693236
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Two Buses from the Bush Differential Analyzer

Maker:
Bush, Vannevar  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
each: 7.8 cm x 7.5 cm x 7.3 cm; 3 1/16 in x 2 15/16 in x 2 7/8 in
Object Name:
Differential Analyzer Components
Other Terms:
Differential Analyzer Components; Bus
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Cambridge
Date made:
ca 1930
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Wayne State University, College of Liberal Arts, Computation Laboratory
ID Number:
1983.3002.06
Nonaccession number:
1983.3002
Catalog number:
1983.3002.06
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Science & Mathematics
Mechanical Integrators and Analyzers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-31ac-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_693237
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