Millionaire Calculating Machine Component


This object was collected by Brooklyn high school teacher and historian of mathematics L. Leland Locke and held by the Museums of the Peaceful Arts in New York City before coming to the Smithsonian. The mechanism is for entering numbers into a Millionaire calculating machine. A metal frame painted black has six silver-colored numeral wheels that are set by moving six levers of the same color. Six perforated metal ribbons are moved by the levers and in turn drive the numeral wheels.

Compare to 1986.3114.01.

Maker: Hans W. Egli

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Switzerland: Z├╝rich, Zurich

Subject: Mathematics


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Credit Line: Gift of L. Leland Locke

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1983.3003.005Nonaccession Number: 1983.3003Catalog Number: 1983.3003.005

Object Name: calculating machine component

Physical Description: metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 13.5 cm x 16.5 cm x 7 cm; 5 5/16 in x 6 1/2 in x 2 3/4 in


Record Id: nmah_689878

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