Mechanical calculators (was: Re: *updating* 8088's)
cclist at sydex.com
Sun Dec 2 21:30:57 CST 2007
On 2 Dec 2007 at 19:18, Arno Kletzander wrote:
> Yes, exactly that is the class of machines I meant. There were similar
> ones which printed on a platten carriage mounted behind the adding
> machine body, and some of the latest electromechanical models had a
> "type box" as a means of commenting the ledgers, invoices - whatever.
> The letters were assigned as secondary functions to some of the keys
> and the machine would print those instead of accepting numeric input
> when it was in a column definded for comments (which was done by
> sticking pegs into a programming board moving together with the
> carriage). -- Arno Kletzander
Could you perhaps point me at a web photo of such a machine?
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