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A new early adding machine by Schwilgué (c. 1840?)

Denis Roegel 1
1 MOSEL - Proof-oriented development of computer-based systems
LORIA - FM - Department of Formal Methods
Abstract : This article describes a hitherto unknown adding machine by Jean-Baptiste Schwilgué (1776-1856). This machine is a column adder, and it uses only three keys. Probably dated from the early 1840s, it may be one of the oldest, and perhaps even the oldest key-driven calculating machine in existence.
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Denis Roegel. A new early adding machine by Schwilgué (c. 1840?). Bulletin of the Scientific Instrument Society, Scientific Instrument Society, 2016, 130, pp.24-27. ⟨hal-01374382⟩

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