Manual Disassembly of the Curta

You can better study the individual parts if you move a few parts out of the way.
Even when parts are completely disconnected they still function, courtesy of the VRML event system :-)


The Curta is a delicate instrument: it can only be taken apart in a certain order.
Re-assembly is only possible in the reverse order.

Dragging the input settings sections down

drag the setting shaft to slide down the setting section

Dragging up the crank and clearing plate

move the crank up

Dragging up the results wheels

move the results wheels up

Pulling up the tens bell

grab the tens bell to lift it up the transmission shafts spread before the tens bell is lifted out

Reassembling the Curta