#elevatinglifestyles // The abacus, called Suan-Pan in Chinese, as it appears today, was first chronicled circa 1200 C.E. in China. The device was originally made of wood with metal reinforcements. The abacus is still in use today by shopkeepers in Asia and in "Chinatowns" in North America. At Mott 32’s entrance, the grand abacus metalwork welcomes you yet transports you to a time before.