Artifact Details

Title

Brunsviga - Midgit System Trinks calculator

Catalog Number

102626636

Type

Physical object

Date

undated

Manufacturer

Brunsviga Sales Company

Identifying Numbers

Model number Midget Trinks
Other number 71939 hand 71939 hand written on the bottom of the base in pencil
Serial number 71939

Dimensions

5 x 15 x 7 1/2 in.

Description

Calculator is on a wooden base which is part of a disappearing desk top according to the Bell web site. Calculator consists of two interconnecting metal components with turning handles for internal wheels, one on the upper part and two one each side of the lower part. Components are labeled with numbers vertically on the top and horizontally along the bottom with levers and markers. Pasted on the bottom of the base is a paper label with initial operating instructions from the maker; manufacturer's name illegible. The black varnish on the numbers of the upper part has been rubbed away to reveal brown metal underneath.

Category

Calculator/mechanical

Collection Title

Gwen Bell artifact and book collection

Series Title

Pre-computing artifacts

Lot Number

B80.80

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