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 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
date made
1949
maker
Remington Rand
place made
United States: New York, Elmira
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
ID Number
1982.0474.01
maker number
71-654292
accession number
1982.0474
catalog number
1982.0474.01
Credit Line
Gift of Victor Greenbelt
subject
Mathematics
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Adding Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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