Artifact Details

Title

Divisumma electrical adding machine model 14 AM

Catalog Number

102626414

Type

Physical object

Manufacturer

Olivetti

Place Manufactured

Italy

Identifying Numbers

Model number 14 AM On plate on back
Model number MC 14/51
Other number 962758 Engraved in bottom

Dimensions

7 x 9 1/4 x 17 in

Description

Object consists of adding machine and power cord. Sticker from City Office Equipment Co. on front of casing.

Category

Calculator/electromechanical

Curator Notes

Olivetti engineer Natale Capellaro and industrial designer Marcello Nizzoli created a number of the company's calculators. The Divisumma models offered automatic calculation with all four basic operations; the Divisumma 14 was an early example of a printing calculator with automatic division. The later Divisumma 24 was a great commercial success for Olivetti.