Large Japanese soroban


Accession Number: 2006.7.1

Description: Large abacus designed for general abacus instruction. It can be hung on a wall or set on an easel. The open frame is made of wood and is painted black. It has 21 columns of 1 bead above the bar and 4 beads below. Three inch-wide metal markers slide along the horizontal bar. The beads are made of wood and painted orange with black trim. The rods are made of wood that is stained light red. The face of the horizontal bar is painted white. A wire is attached to the top for hanging. Corners of the frame are reinforced with metal pieces that are painted black and attached with red-painted tacks.

Height: 11.5

Width: 43.5

Depth: 2.75

Date Made: ca. 1960

Place of Origin: Tokyo, Japan

Collection: Gissoni Abacus Collection

History/Provenance: Gissoni Abacus Collection

Credit Line: Gift of Fred Gissoni, 2006.7

Subjects: Abacus Mathematical instruments

Dimension Notes: Beads are approx. 2 in. wide.

Made: [Tomoe Soroban Company]

Material: Wood, steel

Updated: 02/13/2009