Describing the action of machinery in signs, Charles Babbage 1826

Friday, September 21, 2012

This is a paper submitted on January 17, 1826 and presented formally in March of that year.
In this paper Babbage presents a novel way of recording the behaviour of complicated machinery through the use of a table of symbols and graphs. Given the immense complexity of the machines Babbage was trying to design such a technique would have been very useful indeed.

Check it out, could be a useful design tool actually.
The file is Babbage-1826.pdf

Keep our sightglass full, your firebox trimmed and your water iced.
KJ

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