Artifact Details

Title

Curta mechanical calculator

Catalog Number

X1275.96

Type

Physical object

Date

ca. 1950

Manufacturer

Contina Ltd.

Place Manufactured

Liechtenstein

Identifying Numbers

Model number Type II
Serial number 514665

Dimensions

2 3/4 x 5 1/4 in.

Description

Object consists of a mechanical calculator and a metal case with detachable, screw-on cap. Dimensions are object height and diameter (object is essentially cylindrical). This object has a white O-ring on the case. This object is labeled with the name of the Liechtenstein commune "Mauren.". This object has a domed crank with a single screw or pin securing the crank to the shaft and with the screw or pin aligned with the crank. What appears to be the driving slot of this screw is on the end under the crank handle. There are 6 "silver" studs in the top plate of the calculator, between the crank and the readout numbers. There are 5 "silver" studs on the bevel between the input sliders and the lower knurled ring.

Category

Calculator: mechanical

Credit

Thomas A. Hundt

Lot Number

X1275.96