Differential Analyser [Meccano]; Meccano Limited (England, estab. 1901); 2008.18
Differential Analyser [Meccano]About this object
The Cambridge Meccano Differential Analyser is a mechanical analog 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 other full scale Differential Analysers were built in USA, UK and Europe between 1934 and the early 1950s, until they were eventually replaced by faster digital computers.
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