Differential Analyser [Meccano]

J B Bratt, Inventor;  Meccano Limited, Manufacturer; 

Circa 1936
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Maker and Role
J B Bratt, Inventor
Meccano Limited, Manufacturer
Production Date
Circa 1936
Description
The Cambridge Meccano Differential Analyser is a mechanical analogue computer which solves differential equations by integration. It makes use of one or more wheel and disc integrators, interconnected by shafts in various ways to suit the problem equations.

About 15 Meccano based Differential Analysers as well as many full scale Differential Analysers were built in the USA, UK and Europe between 1934 and the early 1950s. They were eventually replaced by eletronic analogue computers and later faster digital computers.
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Metal
Accession No
2008.18
Credit Line
J B Bratt et al. Circa 1936. Differential Analyser [Meccano], 2008.18. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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