Millionaire Calculating Machine Component

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Description
This object was collected by Brooklyn high school teacher and historian of mathematics L. Leland Locke and held by the Museums of the Peaceful Arts in New York City before coming to the Smithsonian. The mechanism is for entering numbers into a Millionaire calculating machine. A metal frame painted black has six silver-colored numeral wheels that are set by moving six levers of the same color. Six perforated metal ribbons are moved by the levers and in turn drive the numeral wheels.
Compare to 1986.3114.01.
Location
Currently not on view
maker
Hans W. Egli
place made
Schweiz: Zürich, Zurich
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13.5 cm x 16.5 cm x 7 cm; 5 5/16 in x 6 1/2 in x 2 3/4 in
ID Number
1983.3003.005
nonaccession number
1983.3003
catalog number
1983.3003.005
Credit Line
Gift of L. Leland Locke
subject
Mathematics
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Calculating Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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