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Schickard's calculating machine, c 1620.

Schickard's calculating machine, c 1620.
3 8 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 30cm


Replica. Schickard described his calculating machine in a letter to Johnannes Kepler (1571-1630), the German astronomer and physicist who discovered the laws of planetary motion. The only example of Schickard's calculating machine was subsequently destroyed in a fire. This replica is housed in the Deutches Museum.

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