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H8662 Calculator with packaging, 'The Brical Weight Adding Machine', made by British Calculator Ltd, United Kingdom, c. 1910. Click to enlarge.

A 'Brical Weight Adding Machine'.

Made
Calculator, 'The Brical Weight Adding Machine', with packaging, metal / leather / textile, made by British Calculator Ltd, United Kingdom, c. 1910

A weight adding machine used for assessing bale weights. The machine consists of a series of metal wheels that do not share a common axis. The outer circumference of each ring has a series of notches or teeth cut into there surface. A black metal lid covers the whole assembly. There are curved slots cut into its surface of the lid to reveal the …

Summary

Object No.

H8662

Object Statement

Calculator with packaging, 'The Brical Weight Adding Machine', made by British Calculator Ltd, United Kingdom, c. 1910

Physical Description

Calculator, 'The Brical Weight Adding Machine', with packaging, metal / leather / textile, made by British Calculator Ltd, United Kingdom, c. 1910

A weight adding machine used for assessing bale weights. The machine consists of a series of metal wheels that do not share a common axis. The outer circumference of each ring has a series of notches or teeth cut into there surface. A black metal lid covers the whole assembly. There are curved slots cut into its surface of the lid to reveal the notches in the wheels below. Totals are read on scale engraved below the slots. The adding machine is enclosed inside a brown leather box. The base of the box, where the calculator sits is covered in blue velvet. The inside of the lid of the box is covered in blue satin fabric.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of A M L & F Company Limited, 1969

Acquisition Date

4 December 1969

Cite this Object

Harvard

A 'Brical Weight Adding Machine'. 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 18 September 2021, <https://ma.as/253120>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/253120 |title=A 'Brical Weight Adding Machine'. |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=18 September 2021 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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