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Highlighted Item:

“Comptometer” hand-cranked mechanical calculator.

A circa 1930 American-made “Comptometer”
hand-cranked mechanical calculator.

Issue 43 gives a brief overview of some of the desktop and hand-held calculators used by chemists over the years and currently on display in the hallway outside of the Oesper Collections in Rieveschl Hall.

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Books and journals held in the Oesper Collections in the History of Chemistry that are by or about these inventors:

Davy, Sir Humphry, 1778-1829

Hofmann, August Wilhelm, 1818-1892

Lavoisier, Antoine, 1743-1794
Priestley, Joseph, 1733-1804

Scheele, Carl Wilhelm, 1742-1786

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