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The article "Calculating Gears" appeared in the January/February 1997 issue of Gear Technology.

Summary
Interesting gear factoids discovered wasting time on the Net while pretending to be working...The first four-function mechanical calculator was built by the mathematician Gottfried Leibniz in 1694. While not commercially available for nearly 200 years, the design was the basis of many such calculators until well into this century.

Keywords
Leibniz, mechanical calculator, history, movies, cartoons

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