30 of these were purchased by Nottingham University for 115 pounds.
They could multiply two values of up to 11 decimal digits.
The Mathematics Department's numerical analysis classes involved a weekly 3-hour laboratory session
during which the students used Brunsvigas.
When you needed to turn a handle to produce results,
you were very concerned about the efficiency of the methods.
Some significant complex research calculations were completed by using the whole class
to perform related calculations.