Chinese abacus or Suan Pan, 19th century.

Image number: 10327721

Chinese abacus or Suan Pan, 19th century.

This abacus is of a type common in the 19th century. It is intended for use in base 16, with each bead above the bar being worth five units and each bead below the bar being worth one unit.

Image number:
10327721
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
20 October 2003 18:48
Image rights:
Science Museum