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The ternary calculating machine of Thomas Fowler

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3 Author(s)
Glusker, M. ; Nektar Therapeutics, San Carlos, CA, USA ; Hogan, D.M. ; Vass, P.

In 1840, Thomas Fowler, a self-taught English mathematician and inventor, created a unique ternary calculating machine. Recently, all detail of this machine was lost. A research project begun in 1997, uncovered sufficient information to enable the recreation of a physical concept model of Fowler's machine. The next step is to create a historically accurate replica.

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Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE  (Volume:27 ,  Issue: 3 )