Artifact Details

Title

Factura ledger machine

Catalog Number

102669952

Type

Physical object

Manufacturer

Triumph

Place Manufactured

Western Germany

Identifying Numbers

Model number 610 Stamped on metal tag of Walther calculator located inside leftside cabinet
Other number 256.90.49. Computer Museum Aachen deprecated registration number handwritten in felt pen on paper label on left side of desk
Other number 256.90.49.12 Computer Museum Aachen deprecated registration number handwritten in felt pen on typewriter
Other number 7718 "FABRIK" number printed on a metal label on back of the typewriter
Other number 8U269 Stamped on metal tag of Walther calculator located inside leftside cabinet

Dimensions

overall: 38 in x 48 in x 25 3/4 in

Description

The machine consists of a wooden desk with an electric typewriter on the right and a cabinet with a Walther model 610 calculator inside it on the left with a panel of relay logic behind it.
There is a sliding panel and a shallow desk drawer (detached) below the typerwriter, and a sliding panel with a cutout above the cabintet door.
The typewriter has three columns of two thumbwheel switches in the back.
The calculator can slide out (though it is unsupported) on a custom welded steel frame. It appears to be modified so that the keys (still extant) are pressed by solenoids (likely from the typwriter keys), and the output is read out electrically (likely to the typewriter printer mechanism); no provision for paper appears to exist.
There is a bag loose parts attached: a cover for the typewriter, a small plastic case labelled "Pelikan", and miscellaneous brackets.

Category

Calculator/electromechanical

Collection Title

SAP Collection

Credit

SAP Collection, Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X3709.2007