From the Greek word abax, meaning "calculating board" or "calculating table," the Chinese abacus was invented during the Yuan Dynasty, 1280-1368 AD. Often referred to as the first computer, the abacus is used to add, subtract, multiply and divide, as well as figuring fractions and square roots. In certain Asian communities, abacuses are still being used to calculate invoices. In the modern home, it makes an extraordinary desktop accessory.
Fuse the old with the new -- mingle the clacking sounds of ancient counting tables with the clacking sounds of keyboards. This wooden replica of the ones used in ancient China has an antiquated look. Facts and features:
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