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The Museo Galileo (Florence) has on display a 'trigonometric machine' for determining the value of trigonometric functions (sine and cosine) of a known angle and vice versa. See photos. The machine was invented by Sir Samuel Morland in 1663 and built by John Marke in 1670. For more information see Museo Galileo webpage for Marke's Trigonometric Machine.