Calculating machine

#Picture Number ST173

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Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a calculating machine, invented in 1855 by George and Edward Scheutz of Stockholm. After making calculations, it produced a lead stereotype mould from which printing plates could be made. The machine was the size of a piano – very different from today’s digital calculators.


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