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Asembling Babbage's Difference Engine No 2, February 2000.

 
Asembling Babbage's Difference Engine No 2, February 2000.
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Senior engineer Reg Crick and Richard Horton guide a section of the printing mechanism into place using a gantry. Babbage's Difference Engine No 2 was constructed by the Science Museum in London from drawings designed by Charles Babbage (1791-1871) between 1847 and 1849, and was completed in 1991 for the bicentennial year of Babbage's birth. Babbage had conceived the engine to calculate a series of numerical values and automatically print the results.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10321473

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