HomeObject Detail
History

Differential Analyser [Meccano]; Meccano Limited (England, estab. 1901); 2008.18

Differential Analyser [Meccano]; Meccano Limited (England, estab. 1901); 2008.18
Name/Title
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.

Place Made
Cambridge
Subject and Association Keywords
1930s
1940s
Collection
Computing
Credit Line
The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)
Object number
2008.18
Copyright Licence Help
All rights reserved