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Facit 1004

The very last manual Facit machine on sale - from 1967 to 1972. I've never had one, but I found this in a second-hand shop in the middle of the Netherlands, for a very reasonable 15 EUR. It needed a bit of a clean, but was basically fully functional, and complements my collection of later 10-key calculators - the much rarer Schubert E, and Olympia RT4. It has a carrying handle, which is made of a plastic that gets brittle with age, so I woudn't really trust it to carry the machine by. Other than that it does all you would expect from a late mechanical calculator - it has clearing buttons for the registers, a division set-up button, and back transfer from the result to the input - but not from the counter register, as is the case for the RT4!

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Serial number, 883278, and made in West-Germany instead of Sweden:

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The somewhat sketchy handle ...

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