Artifact Details

Title

Automatic printing calculator

Catalog Number

X200.83

Type

Physical object

Date

ca. 1960

Manufacturer

Olivetti Underwood, Inc.

Place Manufactured

Italy

Identifying Numbers

Serial number R423783

Dimensions

10 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 16 3/4 in.

Description

Upper section encasing the mechanisms is black- lower section with keyboard is greyish tan. Has a plate on front which reads General Business Machines Corporation.

Category

Calculator: electronic

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.

Credit

Gift of Peter Stalker

Lot Number

X200.83