Marchant Calculating Machine Component

Marchant Calculating Machine Component

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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. It is the base of a Marchant calculating machine, holding at the front the carriage, levers for moving the carriage, and zeroing screws. The carriage has ten numeral wheels in one section and eighteen in the other.
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Object Name
calculating machine component
Marchant Calculators
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 6 cm x 29 cm x 18 cm; 2 3/8 in x 11 13/32 in x 7 3/32 in
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of L. Leland Locke
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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