Dalton Adding Machine

Description
This ten-key printing manually operated adding machine is in a gray steel case. It has ten white plastic number keys in two rows. These keys have complementary numbers for subtraction, and eight brown plastic function keys. The NON (/) ADD and MULTI-(/)PLY keys are left of the number keys, the BACK (/) SPACE and SUB-(/)TRACT keys are right of the number keys. There are TOTAL, RELEASE, and SUB (/) TOTAL keys on the upper right, and a correction bar on the left. There is a NON (/) PRINT key next to the black ribbon.
A place indicator is above the number keys. Above and behind this are the ribbon, 4” carriage, and paper tape holder. There is no paper tape, but there is a serrated edge for tearing the paper tape. The Dalton mark on the back has been painted over. A metal crank with wooden handle is on the right side.
The serial number given under the crank is: NO 174012. A label applied to the front and back of the machine reads: Eastern Typewriter Co. Office & School Supplies 109-111 W. Barnes St. Wilson N.C. Phone 4504.
According to a note in the divisional accession file, the object was salvaged from a garage in Fremont, N.C., about 1968.
Compare to MA*336932 and MA*333874.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
adding machine
date made
1926
maker
Dalton Adding Machine Company
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
wood (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 37 cm x 28 cm x 35 cm; 14 9/16 in x 11 1/32 in x 13 25/32 in
place made
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
ID Number
MA*334402
accession number
314559
maker number
174012
catalog number
334402
subject
Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Adding Machines
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Adding Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Stephen Forrest

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