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How the Aritmometer Worked, the World’s First Mechanical Calculator (Video)

The Aritmometer was the first device capable of performing mathematical calculations automatically. It was invented in 1623 by the German mathematician and philosopher Wilhelm Schickard. However, Schickard’s original machine was lost, and no specimen survived. The oldest Aritmometer for which documentation exists dates back to 1642 and was created by the French scientist, engineer, astronomer, […]