M H Stein
dm561 at torfree.net
Tue Dec 4 10:15:45 CST 2007
Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2007 10:18:49 +0100
From: "Arno Kletzander" <Arno_1983 at gmx.de>
Subject: Re: Mechanical calculators
>Uhh, what have I done to deserve this treatment? You make me long
>for those big ugly heavy boat-anchors even more than before.
>Must...go...chastise myself (before my parents do when I bring home
>the next one :-))
They're not "junk," they're "rare and valuable antiques," just a little
larger than that old teapot belonging to your great-grandmother that your
mother keeps in the buffet...
>My grandfather detested those, as they used 120V DC to pick the magnets
>and there were lots of unencapsulated contacts within the mechanism...
Ouch! Been there, done that...
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