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Book, Goodrich's Lightning Calculator The Art of Computation

Book, Goodrich's Lightning Calculator The Art of Computation

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This small book has a red cover with gold lettering. It has the full title The Art of Computation Designed to Teach Practical Methods of Reckoning with Accuracy and Rapidity, The title page also describes Goodrich as "late lightning calculator, Erie Railway." The 1873 publisher is listed as D. W. Goodrich & Company of 443 and 445 Broadway. The volume describes methods of calculation, with particular emphasis on business applications. Inside the back cover is a "Comprehensive Calendar" giving Julian and Gregorian, adjustable from A.D. 1 to 3600. Bibliographical sources indicate that further editions of the book appeared in New York later in the 1870s.
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Object Name
date made
Goodrich, David White
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 1 cm x 11.6 cm x 7.2 cm; 13/32 in x 4 9/16 in x 2 27/32 in
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Credit Line
Gift of. Howard S. Pellatt
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National Museum of American History
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