new stuff

From: Brian L. Stuart <>
Date: Wed Jun 11 10:30:42 1997

In message <>, dastar_at_crl.
com writes:
>Cool but definitely not
>as cool as the Burroughs adding machine! I have no idea what year this
>thing is from, but it's case is made of a steel frame with glass sides so
>you can see the mechanisms inside. I don't know how much it's worth, but
>I picked it up for $50. This thing is heavy (about 50-60lbs). I love
>it! I'm going to make it the centerpiece of my in-home museum (someday).

Is this the one that has a row of digits for output at the bootom of the
front glass panel and a printing mechanism in back. If so, I've got one
of those too. It had been the adding machine my grandfather used when
he founded the family business (a cotton gin). Some years ago, I found
it lying out in a pile of scrap metal. Even then (I was probably in
high school or college then) I guess I had a collector's instinct. Ok,
that really means that I'm a packrat and cheapskate. Unfortunately on
mine the carriage mechanism for the printing is rusted solid. But I
do have plans to someday restore it. It'll be one of may favorite
pieces in my museum (again someday).

Brian L. Stuart
Math/CS Dept, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
Received on Wed Jun 11 1997 - 10:30:42 BST

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