The Complex Inner Workings of Antique Calculators by Kevin Twomey

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Whilst the devices we carry everyday have become thinner and more compact, more traditional devices were not so portable and they were certainly more complicated. Now a small microchip inside a phone can be a calculator and so much more but when you look inside a 60-year-old calculator you find gears, axels, rods and even levers that work together in mechanical harmony.

In this series of photographs titled “Calculators,” Kevin Twomey transforms the most ordinary and mundane of items into objects of intrigue and beauty. The photo series came about when Mark Glusker, a mechanical engineer and old calculator collector asked Twomey to photograph his collection.

After seeing how complex these old calculators are inside we really can appreciate why Glusker collects them and why Twomey takes pleasure in photographing such unusual objects.

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source: kevintwomey.com

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