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murff



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:49 pm    Post subject: The Mega Curta Reply with quote

The Mega Curta




... built from 12 Curtas Type I


Any information about this machine available?







update: found it... (link)
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The twelve-fold Curta; the world's smallest mechanical parallel calculator was built in 1953 by the University of Birmingham. It was used for matrix calculations. Courtesy of Royal Society of Chemistry, London.

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Pete



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, amazing. Curta Team!
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2010*smiths



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great research, that is absolutely wonderful. Wouldn't it be marvellous if somebody found it gathering dust in the back of a storeroom at Birmingham University?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Number 12 looks to be quite an early Type I.
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RoMan



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic !!!
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murff



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2022 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...just found this article:

A CALCULATOR FOR AIDING MATRIX CALCULATIONS


By JAMES C. ROBB
Dept. of Chemistry, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham 15
Received 20th July, 1953
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