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    Sale 12052

    Science & Natural History

    19 October 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 198

    MCFARLANE'S CALCULATING CYLINDER

    SCOTTISH, CIRCA 1835

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    MCFARLANE'S CALCULATING CYLINDER
    SCOTTISH, CIRCA 1835
    the composed of three rotating sections with printed paper scales, cartouche signed McFARLANE'S CALCULATING CYLINDER. GLASGOW.
    6in. (15cm.) long


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    This slide rule in the form of a cylinder would have been used to determine interest for fiscal calculations. Other examples are known in the collections of IBM and the Science Museum in London.

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