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Synonyms for adding machine

a calculator that performs simple arithmetic functions

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Adding machines frees up employees to do the work they want to do -spurring creativity
The Dalton adding machine was one of the most successful and best-known adding machines.
Hardware, like printers, adding machines, punch-card units and even unitypers, used to make news at insurance technology trade gatherings.
With many companies recognizing typewriters and adding machines as essential to their businesses, manufacturers began to design machines more directly related to specific industries or accounting needs.
These mandates caused nearly every state to redraw district lines according to the census, which officials did using adding machines, magic markers, and maps pinned to office walls.
He also sells reconditioned adding machines, complete with yank-down wooden handles for cranking out a total.
What they do need are people in the office with marketing plans, sharp adding machines and a way to promote their product to a willing buyer.
And it's not just that the cast gets quite a workout pushing and pulling on those walkers, a rolling trash can (with Nathan Lane in it--don't ask!), 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. I once worked for someone who insisted that we use both sides of adding machine tapes when possible?
In addition, XYZ's fixed assets report includes 100 fully depreciated adding machines at an original cost of $30,000.
Traditional spreadsheets relied on common business tools such as pencils, calculators or adding machines, ledgers and, most importantly, time.
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.
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.