He has a collection of about 50 adding machines
, many of which are on display at his office.
You can buy a new calculator for less than it costs to repair an adding machine
desks with adding machines
, file cabinets with champagne glasses (again, best not to ask).
Among them were automatic telephone switching, the electric typewriter, duplicating machines and copiers, adding machines
and calculators, tape recorders for dictation, and data-processing equipment that used punched cards.
Ledgers were books to record debits and credits that were totaled and subtracted using adding machines
In addition, XYZ's fixed assets report includes 100 fully depreciated adding machines
at an original cost of $30,000.
Klapheck's sewing machines, motorcycles, adding machines
, and occasionally things less easily identified (The Party, 1992, depicts a gas mask of the type Israeli civilians used during the Gulf War) are rendered with great clarity of outline and volumetric concreteness, as though to flatter the eye's desire for something it can fully grasp, and yet they also take on a disturbing categorical opacity, an uncanny intimation that they merely disguise some other form of existence whose significance is completely inaccessible.
Traditional spreadsheets relied on common business tools such as pencils, calculators or adding machines
, ledgers and, most importantly, time.
If you wanted to know where all those thousands of holders stood, you had to have solicitors on adding machines
totaling by dispositions.
Brown notes that one by-product of the mechanical adding machine
was that large numbers of salaried men employed for their ability to tally four-digit numbers in their heads lost their jobs to lower-paid workers--primarily women--equipped with adding machines
But word processors and adding machines
didn't stay a hot commodity for long, so the company got into the budding personal computer sales market.
Also at auction is banking equipment like check validators, credit card processors, check joggers, electric adding machines
, intercom speakers, safe deposit box system, steel vault with keypad entry, and a freestanding ATM machine.
At first he sold adding machines
, then cups, then ice cream cones.
The collection already contains some turn-of-the-century adding machines
, business clocks from the 1880s and the "star" item, an accounting ledger dating back to 1873.