Component from the Bush Differential Analyzer


This brass ring is set on a steel shaft in such a way that it can be rotated into various positions and then set in place with a pin.

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


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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: 1983.3002.21Catalog Number: 1983.3002.21Nonaccession Number: 1983.3002

Object Name: Differential Analyzer Component

Physical Description: metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3.5 cm x 7.2 cm x 3.5 cm; 1 3/8 in x 2 27/32 in x 1 3/8 in


Record Id: nmah_693252

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