Plan of the analytical engine, 1840.

Plan of the analytical engine, 1840.
3 1 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm


A design drawing by Charles Babbage (1791-1871), English computer pioneer, inventor, mathematician and political economist. His Analytical Engine of 1834 was the first calculating engine designed along modern lines, for which he is considered to be the 'father' of computing.

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