Curta Calculator

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Date Introduced
1950-1960s
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 2 x 5 1/2 in.
Manufacturer
Contina Ltd.
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
Liechtenstein
Keywords
Stepped drum; World War II; Mechanical calculation
Object ID
102626591
Cost
$125 (1960s)

The hand-cranked Curta was popular with sports car rallyists even after electronic calculators were available. The exquisite mechanism is still studied. There are several beautiful animations on the web, and a registry of current owners.