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Brunsviga Trinks Triplex

Really the predecessor to the double machines. The clearing of the result register can be split into two starting at position 13 by pushing the lever on top of the carriage to the right, so the machine can be used as two independent calculators, which do, however, always rotate in the same direction. Ten's carry, however, is complete over all 20 input sliders, so when used as two machines, input pin nr. 12 should always be left at 0.

It appears to be a further development of the Brunsviga MD, which has the same size pinwheel cylinder with carrying over 20 positions, but with only 12 input pins, and no possibility to partially reset the result register.

This machine also serves as an example of what is desirable in a calculator. In itself, it is nice enough, although it has lost some nickel and some paint, and there is some corrosion, and the bone handle is a bit spotty. Compare it, however, with the other example of a Trinks Triplex I have.

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