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Teething Problems: Charles Stanhope and the Coordination of Technical Knowledge from Geneva to Kent

Matthew L. Jones

in Reckoning with Matter: Calculating Machines, Innovation, and Thinking About Thinking from Pascal to Babbage

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226411460
eISBN:
9780226411637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226411637.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Using a rich store of documents, this chapter tracks the creation of a series of calculating machines by the English nobleman Charles Stanhope. Stanhope’s materialized design practice emerged from ... More


Reckoning with Matter: Calculating Machines, Innovation, and Thinking About Thinking from Pascal to Babbage

Matthew L. Jones

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226411460
eISBN:
9780226411637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226411637.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book studies mechanical calculating machines in the period before they became everyday commodities, from the attempts of Pascal in the 1640s through Babbage’s efforts in the 1820s-1840s. Through ... More


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