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    Klein bottle, 1995.

    A single surface model made by Alan Bennett in Bedford, 1995. It is a Klein bottle which has been cut to form two single-twist Mobius strips. A Klein bottle is a surface which has no edges, no outside or inside and cannot be properly constructed in t

     
    Variation on the Klein bottle, 1995.

    A single surface glass vessel made by Alan Bennett in Bedford, 1995. Its form is a variation on the Klein bottle with an inlet passing through the vessel which when cut forms a pair of single-twist Mobius strips. A Klein bottle is a surface which has

     
    Klein bottle, 1995.

    A single surface model made by Alan Bennett in Bedford, 1995. It consists of three Klein bottles set inside each other sharing a common loop. When cut this gives a pair of single-twist Mobius strips. A Klein bottle has no edges, no outside or inside

     
    'Addiator' calculating machine, c 1924.

    Addiator' decimal adding machine with stylus and pencil on metal stand. Made by the Addiator-Gesellshaft Company of Berlin, Germany, the 'Addiator' was a relatively late mechanical calculator. It uses a chain mechanism, a stylus to add or subtract an

     
    Rectangular protractor, late 18th century.

    Rectangular protractor in brass, engraved "Dollond, London", late 18th century.As well as the usual angular scale the instrument contains a diagonal scale for plotting distances on a map or plan.

     
    Cylindrical form of Napier's bones, c 1700.

    Napier's bones, cylindrical arrangement in wooden box with ten figured rollers; inside lid inscribed "This box was the identical property of the author of ye Logs, Napier 1824" from the library of the Lord Napier and Ettrick. This type of Napier's b

     
    Pascal's calculating machine, 1642.

    Replica made by E. Rognon, Paris of Blaise Pascal's first calculating machine of 1642, held by the Conservatoire National de Art et Metiers, Paris.The original machine was completed in 1642 when Pascal was only 19, to help his father in business. It

     
    Elka 101, electronic pocket calculator, 1976.

    Electronic Pocket Calculator by Isot, model Elka 101, c1976. Before the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989, Bulgaria hasd one of the largest electronics industries in Eastern Europe. However in the 1970s they had to import the integrated circuits to co

     
    Mechanical counter, 1888.

    6 figure engine counter by Schaeffer and Budenberg of Manchester, 1888. The counter could be used to count revolutions of a piece of mechanism or reciprocating actions.

     
    Klein bottles, 1995..

    A single surface glass vessel made by Alan Bennett in Bedford, United Kingdom. It consists of three Klein bottles sharing an inlet tube which when cut produces three pairs of single-twist Mobius strips. A Klein bottle is a surface which has no edges,