Pascal's first calculating machine, 1632.

Pascal's first calculating machine, 1632.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

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Pascal's first calculating machine, 1632. Replica made by E Rogron in 1926. Blaise Pascal (1623- 1662) was a French mathematician, physicist and philosopher who pioneered the theory of probability. The SI (the international system of standard scientific units) unit of pressure, or stress, the pascal (Pa) and a computer programming language were named after him.

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