Messrs. Scheutzs New Calculating Machine
Messrs. Pehr (Per) Georg Scheutz (1785-1873) and Edvard Scheutz's (of Stockholm, Sweden) New Calculating (Tabulating) Machine. The first Scheutzian calculation engine, invented in 1837 and finalized in 1843. This machine, which he constructed with his son Edvard Scheutz, was based on Charles Babbage's difference engine. An improved model, roughly the size of a piano (pictured here), was created in 1853 and subsequently demonstrated at the World's Fair in Paris, 1855. Date: 1855
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Captain Rostron watch workings
The inner workings of an 18 carat gold Tiffany watch presented to Captain Rostron of the RMS Carpathia, as a token of gratitude from three of the survivors rescued by the Carpathia on 15 April 1912 shortly after the Titanic sank: Mrs John B Thayer, Mrs John Jacob Astor and Mrs George D Widener.
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