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Notes from the Oesper Collections


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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These occasional notes highlight items and topics of interest in the Oesper Collections in the History of Chemistry. For more information please contact Editor/Curator: Dr. William B. Jensen, Oesper Professor of Chemical Education and History of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati.

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Latest Issue:
A Few Calculators : Notes from the Oesper Collections, No. 43, March/April 2017
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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