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Napier's bones

Description

Set of slip-form Napier's bones with tabulat and case, wood, presumably British, 1650 - 1750

Museum reference

T.2008.169

Collection

History of Science

Object name

Napier's bones

Production information

Napier, John, 1550 - 1617, Inventor
Great Britain, United Kingdom, Northern Europe

Date

1650 - 1750

Materials

Wood

Associations

Australia, Australasia

Exhibitions

  • Discoveries Redisplay, 2015

  • Power of Ten: Inventing Logarithms (21 Mar 2014 - 31 Aug 2014)
    National Museum of Scotland

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Collection Story

On display

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