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Changes to Inventory Record

There was previously a separate record for some of the loose components, with a different inventory number:

93913, "Part of a Babbage Difference Engine, by Charles Babbage, London, c. 1830"

However, the EMu location had always been Location Unknown.

The information recorded at the time of import to EMu was:
FILE: data-csv/WebInv.mdb-InventoryMasterTable.csv
LINE NUMBER: 8363
ID = 16465
Invno = 93913
Heading = Part of a Babbage Difference Engine, by Charles Babbage, London, c. 1830
Date = c. 1830
Maker = Charles Babbage
Inscription = Unsigned and undated
Provenance = Lent by L. H. Dudley Buxton. The Buxton Collection was presented by Miss E. M. Buxton in 1994.
Place = London
Materials = Brass, steel
Notes = 6 loose components.
For main assembly and 6 further loose parts see 94229.
DateCreated = 08/12/1998

In addition, the Other No. field was 'B148'

This record was merged with inv. 94229 on 15 April 2012 and inv. 93913 deleted. A new part record (inv. 94229) for the loose parts was then created so as provide a location for the previously unlocated components.

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