National Class 32 Bookkeeping Machine on Stand

During the years immediately following World War II, demand for National Cash Register products boomed. In late 1949, the company introduced a new line of accounting machines, successors to the class 2000 and class 3000. It included the Class 31 and Class 32. This is an NCR Class 32 machine from 1959.
The machine combines an electric typewriter at the front with an adding machine in the center. The adding machine has eleven columns of digit keys and three columns of keys for indicating dates to the left of these. It has a variety of function keys and bars. A mark above the typewriter keyboard reads: National. A metal label reads:
6073226 (/) SP-WD-26 (/) 32-W-10-11 (/) 38X - DP. The first number of this mark is the serial number. Other portions of this mark refer to features of the machine — a split paten, a wheel dater, and a protective dollar printing feature.
Behind the adding machine is a wide carriage that would accommodate one or more forms.
The machine is on a metal stand with rubber feet.
Accounting machines were used to prepare monthly statements, type checks, record payroll and do general ledger work. This example was used at the Lansburgh department store in downtown Washington, D.C.
NCR, Reference Manual Class 31A Class 32A, August, 1965, Montgomery County Historical Society, Dayton, Ohio.
Accession File.
Currently not on view
Object Name
bookkeeping machine with stand
date made
National Cash Register Company
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
overall: 87 cm x 102 cm x 87 cm; 34 1/4 in x 40 5/32 in x 34 1/4 in
place made
United States: Ohio, Dayton
ID Number
catalog number
maker number
accession number
Science & Mathematics
Bookkeeping Machines
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Bookkeeping Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of City Stores Company
Additional Media

Visitor Comments

10/26/2015 7:12:31 AM
Brady Kress
Thanks for this posting. Please note this machine is now on display at Carillon Historical Park in Dayton, Ohio. Thank you,
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