Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

Item BARK_1984.0005.0001 - Abacus

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Abacus

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CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1984.0005.0001

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length 60.8 cm; width 31.3 cm; height 165 cm

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A large wood and metal school abacus. The artifact consists of a triangular metal base from which a large circular lathe turned segment rises vertically up to the undersurface of a wooden square area. Extending horizontally from one side of this square area to the opposing side are a total of ten circular metal rods. Upon each of these rods in turn has been placed a total if ten circular wooden beads which range in colour from green to red to blue to brown. N.B. Originally acquired from Aberdeenshire, England. Ph1 2006 Ph2 2007

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HER36301.jpg

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108.9 KiB

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December 22, 2015 3:49 PM

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