Lehigh Calculating Machine Component

Lehigh Calculating Machine Component

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Description
This object was collected by Brooklyn high school teacher and historian of mathematics L. Leland Locke and held by the Museums of the Peaceful Arts in New York City before coming to the Smithsonian. The frame supports a shaft, which in turn holds twelve number wheels. Each wheel has the numbers from 0 to 9 indicated on it in white. Each is linked to a spring and to a gear.
Location
Currently not on view
maker
Lehigh Corporation
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 cm x 21 cm x 11 cm; 1 31/32 in x 8 9/32 in x 4 11/32 in
ID Number
1983.3003.002
nonaccession number
1983.3003
catalog number
1983.3003.002
Credit Line
Gift of L. Leland Locke
subject
Mathematics
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Calculating Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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