Gear with Wheel from the Bush Differential Analyzer


This component includes a gear constrained to rotate on a shaft with the limits of its motion set by a mechanism moving inside a wheel. A mark on it reads: MADE IN U.S.A. N D 39 R.

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 1930

Maker: Bush, Vannevar

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Cambridge

Subject: Mathematics


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


Exhibition Location:

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

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1983.3002.16Nonaccession Number: 1983.3002Catalog Number: 1983.3002.16

Object Name: Differential Analyzer ComponentOther Terms: Differential Analyzer Component; Gear With Wheel

Physical Description: metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5.7 cm x 8.5 cm x 8.5 cm; 2 1/4 in x 3 11/32 in x 3 11/32 in


Record Id: nmah_693247

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