Artifact Details

Title

Millionaire calculator

Catalog Number

X253.83

Type

Physical object

Date

1895

Manufacturer

Hans W. Egli Co

Place Manufactured

Switzerland

Identifying Numbers

Other number 281 023 281 023 - on brown DYMO tape adhered to top of lower-rear cross-member of floor stand
Other number 368407 368407 - serial number of motor suspended below the right end of the main unit
Serial number 6417

Dimensions

34 x 33 1/2 x 24 in.

Description

The object consists of a motorized calculator with input keyboard on a separate floor stand.. Dimensions are of the calculator on the floor stand with the lid closed.. The directions for use are on the inside cover.. This motorized version of the Millionaire calculator has an electric motor, leather drive belt and pulleys, and other parts hanging underneath the main case. The main unit is mounted on a floor stand made of metal tubing, with a mechanism to raise and lower four castors. All castors are in place. The calculator may not be solidly fixed to the floor stand; the calculator appears to sit with its four rubber (?) feet in four pockets at the top of the floor stand. There is an orange, white, and black property sticker affixed to the top of the lid, with printing as follows: "University of Illinois, State of Illinois"

Category

Calculator: electromechanical

Credit

Gift of University of Illinois, Department of Computer Sciences

Lot Number

X253.83