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Filipowski's calculating rods (56), in mahogany ca
Filipowski's calculating rods (56)
Work Type
Mathematics
Location
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom, England; Finsbury-square
Measurements
overall: 128 mm x 130 mm x 75 mm,
Description
Filipowski's calculating rods (56), in mahogany case 5" x 5" x 3" made by Herschell Filipowski, London; Filipowski was a Russian Jew who emigrated to Britain in 1839. He became an actuary and Hebraist at Edinburgh, publishing a table of antilogarithms and translating Napier s Canon of Logarithms. He devised this calculating tool to avoid multiplication and division. The operation is quite complex and unlike the slide rule above these machines are now very rare.
ID Number
co60566
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group - https://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk
Rights
The source metadata displayed in the Description field is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. All other source metadata is released under Creative Commons Zero - https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/. The image is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/.
File Properties
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large_1931_0621__0001_.jpg
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