Number code, 19th century

Number code, 19th century

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Caption: Number code. System of semaphore-like symbols used as a code for numbers. A combination of 36 left and right arm and leg positions can be used to encode the numbers from 1 to 9999. Artwork from the tenth volume (second period of 1892) of the French popular science weekly 'La Science Illustree'.

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