Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

Item BARK_1993.0131.0001 - Abacus

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CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1993.0131.0001

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length 30.5 cm; width 18.4 cm; height 2.7 cm; metal, wood

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A rectangular shaped stained wood abacus with several components missing. The artifact has an encircling frame component which is held in place by two lengths of steel wire. There were originally eleven transverse circular wooden components, each with donut-like parts on them. Only one is left. Four donut-like parts have been attached to the artifact by two lengths of white string. There is a longitudinal support. PH1 2006

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All but one circular wooden component is missing.

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