Pamphlet, Abacus Instruction Book

Pamphlet, Abacus Instruction Book

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Description
This pamphlet gives instructions for using an abacus with five beads below and two above (as on a Chinese abacus). The beads shown on the cover are in the shape of those on a Japanese abacus and a mark indicates that the document was printed in Japan. A mark on the back reads: TRADEMARK DARUMA. An inscription written in ink on the cover reads: Purchased in (/) San Francisco's Grant Street (/) Chinatown (/) 1965. The document was received with a Russian abacus with number 1988.0489.02.
Location
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Object Name
Pamphlet
pamphlet
date made
1965
place made
Japan
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15.1 cm x 10.3 cm; 5 15/16 in x 4 1/16 in
ID Number
1988.0489.02
accession number
1988.0489
catalog number
1988.0489.02
Credit Line
Gift of George W. Sims
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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