Specification drawing for the Scheutz Difference Engine, 19th century.

Scheutz, George

Specification drawing for the Scheutz Difference Engine, 19th century.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Description

Original plans produced by the father and son engineering team of George and Edward Scheutz for their Difference Engine or tabulating machine. They built an engine that was a means of eliminating errors of calculation, transcription and printing, by producing multiple copies when printing log tables. They completed three engines, a prototype and two production models.

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