Carriage and Tracer for an Output Table from the Bush Differential Analyzer


The rotation of a shaft representing results calculated by the differential analyzer were transmitted to a tracer that drew the results on an output table. This is the carriage for the tracer point, with tracer point. It is a large open arrangement of steel shafts, with one shaft is perpendicular to a double set.

Parts of the Bush differential analyzer surviving at the Smithsonian have museum numbers MA.314824 and 1983.3002.01 through 1983.3002.89.

Date Made: ca 1930ca 1930

Maker: Bush, Vannevar

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Cambridge

Subject: 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: 1983.3002.03Nonaccession Number: 1983.3002Catalog Number: 1983.3002.03

Object Name: differential analyzer componentOther Terms: Output Table

Physical Description: steel (overall material)barss (overall material)Measurements: overall: 11.5 cm x 102 cm x 74 cm; 4 17/32 in x 40 5/32 in x 29 1/8 in


Record Id: nmah_693234

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