Antique Abacus w Metal Brackets

$275.00
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SKU:
5231
Width:
14.00 (in)
Height:
1.25 (in)
Depth:
7.00 (in)
Shipping:
$25.00 (Fixed Shipping Cost)

This is an authentic Chinese abacus that was used in the early 20th century. The Abacus being an ingenious calculator has been used in China for over a thousand years. Its accuracy and speed remains extraordinary till this day of age. This special piece has a tenon-mortise wood frame reinforced by metal brackets, hand-cut solid wood beads, and bamboo and metal bars. The beads are substantial but perfectly smooth due to frequent use and fast movements. When in use, the beads make a wonderful pleasant sound that symbolizes prosperity. This is a fully functional piece that was actually used, not a decorative export item. The abacus is a scientific relic that represents a piece of Chinese history and the intelligence of its people. In remarkable condition.