• Jan 1, 1785
    (b.) -
    Jan 1, 1870
    (d.)

Bio/Description

Initially Thomas spent all of his time and energy on his insurance business, therefore there is a hiatus of more than thirty years in between the first model of the Arithmometer introduced in 1820 and its true commercialization in 1852. By the time of his death in 1870, his manufacturing facility had built around 1,000 Arithmometers, making it the first mass produced mechanical calculator in the world, and at the time, the only mechanical calculator reliable and dependable enough to be used in places like government agencies, banks, insurance companies and observatories just to name a few. The manufacturing of the Arithmometer went on for another 40 years until around 1914.
  • Date of Birth:

    Jan 1, 1785
  • Date of Death:

    Jan 1, 1870
  • Gender:

    Male
  • Noted For:

    Known for designing and patenting the first mechanical calculator
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