SUR UNE NOUVELLE MACHINE A CALCULER

Bollee, Leon

Publication Date: 1889
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Article on pp. 737-739 in single complete issue of Comptes Rendus Hebdomadiares des seances de l'Academie Des Sciences, Tome CIX, no. 20. 11, Novembre, 1889. Original printed pink 4to wraps. Stringbound. (Entire issue paginated p. 723-758.) Good, splitting along spine and tiny chip from tip cover top left but otherwise very nice condition. Text clean, binding secure; no ownership marks. An important development in early calculating machines invented by the young French inventor (1870-1913) who won a Gold Prize for his "multiplier" at the Paris Exposition in 1889 . Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: SUR UNE NOUVELLE MACHINE A CALCULER
Publication Date: 1889
Book Condition: Good

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BOLLEE, Leon
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Book Description Gauthier, 1889. Soft cover. Condition: Good. BOLLEE, Leon. "Sur une nouvelle machine a calculer", in Comptes Rendus, Paris, Gauthier-Villars, November 11, 1889, volume 109, #20, pp 737-739 in the weekly issue of pp 723-774. Removed from a larger bound volume. No wrappers. Good condition. __+__ This was a surprise, finding M. Bollee's article (Sur une nouvelle machine a calculer) in this 1889 Comptes Rendus, pecking around in that big 10-pound volume looking for something else. It was very easy to miss if you weren't looking for it, just a few pages long in a 1000-page book. But there it was, nestled comfortably in pp 737-739. It these few pages Bollee describes his machine and with particular reference to his innovative approach to direct multipilication--a fine addition (ha!) to the long line of contributions by Babbage and Clement, Scheutz, Wiberg and Grant and Hamann. Bollee's device would be more popularly remembered in its incarnation in the 1890's as the relatively popular device named "The Millionaire". Seller Inventory # ABE-1522936241525

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BOLLÉE, LÉON. - THE INVENTION OF "THE MILLIONAIRE CALCULATOR"
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Book Description (Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1889). 4to. No wrappers. Disbound. In: "Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de L'Academie des Sciences", Tome 109, No 20. Pp. (723-) 758 (entire issue offered). Bollée's paper: pp. 737-739. Disbound but clean. First printing of the paper in which Bollée describes his invention of a new calculating machine, later called "The Millionaire", based on a multiplying mechanism which was capable of performing multiplication directly instead of using repeated addition. As it allows multiplication by any digit it was used by government agencies ans scientists, especially astronomers, well into the twentieths century.Bollée did not produced his machine comercially, ". but in 1893 Otto Steiger of Munich patented a calculator based on Bollée's approach, which was manufactured between 1895 and 1935 by the firm Hans W. Egli of Switzerland and marketed under the name of "Millionaire". Forty-six hundred "Millionaires" were sold, primarly in Europe." (Hook & Norman "Origins of Cyberspace" : 288). Seller Inventory # 48744

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