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Napier's bones

Description

Set of Napier's bones of wood, invented by John Napier of Merchiston for the purpose of performing mechanically the operations of multiplication and division, in original box, 18th century

Museum reference

H.NL 38

Collection

History of Science

Object name

Napier's bones

Date

18th century

Materials

Wood

Physical description

Wood

Associations

Inventor: Napier, John, 1550 - 1617
Merchiston, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, Northern Europe

Exhibitions

  • Discoveries Redisplay, 2015

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