Comptometer Model C Section

Description
This model has one column of nine white plastic keys and a second column of nine black plastic keys. Digits and complementary digits are indicated on the keys. Keys for odd digits are concave, and those for even digits are flat. The mechanism is of steel and the 3 numeral wheels have a black plastic rim. There are two subtraction levers at the base of the keyboard and a crank on the right. The entire model rests on a wooden base. There is no cover. The model was used as reference by Dorr E. Felt and J. A. V. Turck in developing the mechanism for production of the Model C Comptometer.
Reference:
Felt & Tarrant, Accession Journal, 1991.3107.06.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1909
maker
Felt & Tarrant Manufacturing Company
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15.7 cm x 13.5 cm x 36 cm; 6 3/16 in x 5 5/16 in x 14 3/16 in
ID Number
MA*323642
catalog number
323642
accession number
250163
Credit Line
Gift of Victor Comptometer Corporation
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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