Babbage's Calculating Machine; or Difference Engine. A description of a portion of this machine put together in 1833 and now exhibited, by permission of the Board of Works, in the Educational Division of the South Kensington Museum. Benjamin Herschel BABBAGE.
Babbage's Calculating Machine; or Difference Engine. A description of a portion of this machine put together in 1833 and now exhibited, by permission of the Board of Works, in the Educational Division of the South Kensington Museum.

Babbage's Calculating Machine; or Difference Engine…
Babbage's Calculating Machine; or Difference Engine. A description of a portion of this machine put together in 1833 and now exhibited, by permission of the Board of Works, in the Educational Division of the South Kensington Museum.

London: Science and Art Department of the Educational Division of the South Kensington Museum, 1872.

Octavo, [ii]. 8 pp. with a wood-engraved frontispiece illustrating "a small portion of Mr Babbage's Difference Engine"; original printed grey wrappers.

Babbage's proto-computer

Rare description of Charles Babbage's first proto-computer, written and illustrated by his oldest son, following the inventor's death late in 1871. Benjamin Herschel Babbage, engineer, scientist and explorer, was a significant figure in South Australia from the 1850s. Babbage's Calculating Machine was subsequently moved to the London Science Museum.

Norman, Origins of Cyberspace, 96.

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