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The Pascaline: the first calculating machine
The Pascaline: the first calculating machine

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Description: Musée d'histoire des sciences (MHS) - Genève, Suisse

Brass, ebony, carton, Blaise Pascal, France
City of Clermont-Ferrand, Collections of the Museum Henri-Lecoq

This instrument is one of the first calculating machines in the history. It was invented by the French scientist and philosopher Blaise Pascal in the middle of 17 century (1642). There exist today only nine copies as this which it preserves at the Museum Lecoq in Clermont-Ferrand.

Original Pascaline is displayed also and in the Museum of the Arts and the Metiers in Paris

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Source of information: MHS
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The Pascaline: the first calculating machine

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