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Museum Objects - Mathematics

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Museum Objects - Mathematics

Museum Objects - Mathematics

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Elliptic trammel by Stanley, 1876. Trammels were used for curve drawing from the Rennaissance until the use of computers made them obsolete. www.sciencemuseum...

Electronic Pocket Calculator by Isot, model Elka 101, c1976. Before the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989, Bulgaria hasd one of the largest electronics industries in Eastern Europe. However in the 1970s they had to import the integrated circuits to compete. www.sciencemuseum...

Little Professor' calculator, children's working educational toy / game, 1980. Electronic calculators were now low cost available items which could be targetted at children and those with straightforward requirements. This example was exhibited in the Science Museum's 'Challenge of the Chip' exhibition in 1980. www.sciencemuseum...

Single surface models made by Alan Bennett in Bedford, 1995. Four small Klein bottles (left to right): i) one loop relating to the single-twist Mobius strip, ii) two loop relating to the three-twist Mobius strip, iii) three loops relating to the five-loop Mobius strip, iv) four loop relating to the seven-twist Mobius strip. www.sciencemuseum...

6 figure engine counter by Schaeffer and Budenberg of Manchester, 1888. The counter could be used to count revolutions of a piece of mechanism or reciprocating actions. www.sciencemuseum...

  • Gina Minton
    Gina Minton

    Science is great.

  • Realtor Network
    Realtor Network

    Science is amazing.