Punch,  61 (1871), 185.

Economy and Extravagance





Mathematics, Instruments, Government, Patronage

    Points out the failure of the government to finance Charles Babbage's calculating machine. Complains that the cost of securing 'the completion of that marvellous instrument' is a small fraction of the money that has been 'squandered through Admiralty mismanagement' since the funding for Babbage's invention ended.

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