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Maurel, F.T., and Jayet, J. (1796-1856)
ARITHMAUREL INVENTÉ PAR MM. MAUREL ET JAYET. PARIS: MAUREL AND JAYET, 1849
LOT SOLD. 1,000 GBP
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870
Maurel, F.T., and Jayet, J. (1796-1856)
ARITHMAUREL INVENTÉ PAR MM. MAUREL ET JAYET. PARIS: MAUREL AND JAYET, 1849
LOT SOLD. 1,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Maurel, F.T., and Jayet, J. (1796-1856)
ARITHMAUREL INVENTÉ PAR MM. MAUREL ET JAYET. PARIS: MAUREL AND JAYET, 1849
8vo, original printed paper wrappers, spine repaired
[with:] Rapport sur une machine arithmétique à l'Académie des Sciences; par MM. Maurel et Jayet [offprint from:] Comptes rendus des séances de l'Académie des sciences, tome XXVIII, 12 fevrier 1849. Paris: Bachelier, [1849], 4to, modern paper wrappers, spotting
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Provenance

bought from Pickering and Chatto, London, 1991

Literature

Tomash & Williams M68

Catalogue Note

A rare promotional brochure for a very early calculating machine. The Arithmaurel was designed by François Timoléon Maurel, a student and future clockmaker, and Jean Jayet, an engineer. Using a mechanism based on the stepped reckoner of Leibniz, it was designed for multiplications of up to 8 digits. It was patented in 1846 and in 1849 the prototype won a gold medal at the Exposition national in Paris. Unfortunately the machine proved too complex to achieve commercial success and only a small number of Arithmaurel machines survive.

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