Babbage's Analytical Engine, 1834-1871. (Trial model)

Babbage's Analytical Engine, 1834-1871.
This analytical engine, the first fully-automatic calculating machine, was constructed by British computing pioneer Charles Babbage (1791-1871), who first conceived the idea of an advanced calculating machine to calculate and print mathematical tables in 1812. Conceived by him in 1834, this machine was designed to evaluate any mathematical formula and to have even higher powers of analysis than his original Difference engine of the 1820s. Only part of the machine as a trial piece was completed before Babbage's death in 1871.
 
Currently on display in:
Computing
Year made :
1871
Inventory number :
1878-3