Remington Rand Adding Machine

This gray ten-key “portable” adding machine is manually operated by depressing keys and moving forward a crank on the right. In addition to a block of white digit keys, the machine has a key stem on the right (the key cover is missing) and R, SUB(/)TOTAL and TOTAL keys on the left. A key at the front marked “C” clears entries. A set of seven windows above the keys indicates the place of the digit being entered. The machine allows entries of up to seven digits and prints seven-digit totals. There is a printing mechanism at the back, but no paper tape. The machine has serial number 71-795133. It has a Smithsonian property tag that reads: S.I. # 15720.
Compare MA*335204 and 1982.0474.01.
Currently not on view
Object Name
adding machine
date made
Remington Rand
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 15.5 cm x 23 cm x 32.5 cm; 6 3/32 in x 9 1/16 in x 12 25/32 in
place made
United States: New York, Elmira
ID Number
maker number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Science & Mathematics
Adding Machines
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Adding Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Transfer from National Museum of American History

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