17th Century Calculating Machine

17th Century Calculating Machine

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Caption: Brass calculating machine made by Tito Livio Burattini in the mid-17th century, measuring 20 centimeters in length. Donated to Grand Duke Ferdinando II, this mechanical calculator combines the solutions adopted in Blaise Pascal's calculating machine and in the so called Napier's rods. On display in the Museum of Science History, Florence, Italy.

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Keywords: 1600s, 17th century, antique, brass, burattini, calculating, calculator, historical, history, machine, mechanical, object, renaissance, science, scientific instrument, still life, tito livio burattini

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