Input Table Carriage from the Bush Differential Analyzer

Description:

In this large open arrangement of steel shafts, one shaft is set perpendicular to another. This was the carriage for the input table. The graph of a function to be entered into the machine was placed on an input table. Each carriage could be moved so that the pointer on it followed the curve. It was connected to a shaft which transported the pointer's motion to the appropriate part of the machine.

For a related transaction, see 208694. Further components are also in other parts of transaction 1983.3002.

Date Made: ca 1930ca 1930

Maker: Bush, Vannevar

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, CambridgeUnited States: Massachusetts, Cambridge

Subject: Mathematics

Subject:

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Mathematics, Mechanical Integrators and Analyzers, Science & Mathematics

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Credit Line: Gift of Wayne State University, College of Liberal Arts, Computation Laboratory

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1983.3002.01Catalog Number: 1983.3002.01Nonaccession Number: 1983.3002

Object Name: differential analyzer component

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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-aa66-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_693232

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