Remington Rand Adding Machine

Description
This black ten-key printing adding machine is manually operated by depressing keys and moving forward a crank on the right. In addition to a block of white number keys, the machine has a MULTIPLY key on the right and R, SUB(/)TOTAL and TOTAL keys on the left. A key at the front marked “C” moves the decimal place of the digit entered. The machine accepts entries of up to seven digits and prints seven-digit totals. There is a set of seven windows above the keys that indicate the place of the digit being entered. There is a printing mechanism at the back, but no paper tape.
The machine is marked on the left side: ADDING* BOOKKEEPING*CALCULATING MACHINES (/) MADE IN U.S.A. It has serial number: 71-654292.
Compare objects MA*335204 and 1985.3010.01. There is a plastic cover which is marked as part of the object, although it reads “General."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
adding machine
date made
1949
maker
Remington Rand
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16.5 cm x 24 cm x 33 cm; 6 1/2 in x 9 7/16 in x 13 in
place made
United States: New York, Elmira
ID Number
1982.0474.01
maker number
71-654292
accession number
1982.0474
catalog number
1982.0474.01
subject
Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Adding Machines
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Adding Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Victor Greenbelt

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