These are the different parts of your machine:

(for identification of the numbers below, please refer to the drawing on the opposite page)

1. Handle.

2. Stop for the handle.

3. Addition/subtraction lever.

4. Carriage shift column by column.

5. Carriage engagement lever.

6. Division button.

7. Zeroing lever for multiplicator and product.

8. Button for zeroing the setting register.

9. Setting register.

10. Totaliser.

11. Multiplier or quotient.

12. Comma slider rule.

13. Carriage position indicator.

14 Transfer button.

Picture from the warranty card of an EI model

Multifix EI drawing

And the picture included on the warranty card that came with this manual for both EI and EIR models.

Multifix EIR drawing

Notice the presence of the plastic covers over the numbers in the later model. Mine is an EI, but does have the plastic covers for the registers.







General description ... page 2

Operation of your MULTIFIX 3

Automatic Transfer 6

Locking mechanisms ... page 8


General description


The MULTIFIX Model E1 is a trustworthy machine, small and easy to use for all calculations.

The machine is covered in frosted enamel and all levers are chromed - its weight 1 kg 600 and its dimensions: 16 x 8 x 5,5 cm.

To be able to work comfortably on a desk, the machine is placed on a rubberized support.

The handle can be folded in order to facilitate transport of the machine in a fabric bag, or in its sleeve, which can be supplied on demand.

The setting register consists of a mobile carriage, which can be moved to the rigth and left with the help of one of the two levers.

The clearing handles allow to rezero the setting, counter and result registers, all three at once, two at a time, or one by one.


How to use your MULTIFIX

Before every operation, make sure that the registers and counters are at zero.


General clearing of the counters (9-10-11)

in a single operation:

Push the lever 7 to the extreme right. Lower the handle (1). With your left thumb, push button (8) up and at the same time, raise the handle back up.


Partial clearing:

1) counter 10 and 11 - push the lever 7 to the extreme right, lower and raise the handle.

2) counter 11 - push the lever 7 to the middle position, push and pull back the handle.

3) counters 9 and 11 - push the lever 7 in the middle position, lower the handle, With your left thumb, push button (8) up and at the same time, raise the handle back up.



Lever (7) to the left.

The division lever (6) pushed to the left

Lever (3) on the position +

Set the first term on the carriage (9). Lower and raise the handle.

Repeat for every number to be added, read the total in (10) and the number of additions completed in (11)



Verify the totaliser is at zero.

Lever (7) to the left

Division button (6) pushed to the left

Lever (3) on the position +

Example: 6721

Minus 33

= 6688

Set 6721 in the setting register and inscribe it into the machine as for addition, then set the number to be subtracted: 33. Put the lever (3) on the position -, lower and raise the handle. Read the result in the totaliser (10): 6688.



Do not forget, beforehand, to reset the totaliser to zero, and to bring the carriage (9) completely to the right. Verify that the two levers (3 and 6) are in the position for addition.

Take, for example, 45 multiplied by 23; In order to work in the fastest way possible, always set the largest number in the carriage (9).

Set 45 on the right side of the carriage (9), and give three strokes of the handle. The totaliser (10) now reads 135 and the counter register (11) reads 3. Move the carriage one click to the left by means of button (4). Complete another two strokes on the handle, and read the product in (10), it is 1035.

2nd example: 1265 x 205 = 259325.

Set 1265 into the carriage (9), and starting at the right, make 5 strokes of the handle. Move the carriage two clicks to the left (because of the zero) by means of button (4), and finally give another two strokes of the handle, and you will read in the the window (11) 205 and in window (10) the product, be it 259 325.


Abridged multiplication -

Ist example: 87 x 99 = 8613.

On your MULTIFIX, proceed in the following way:

All the levers in the add position.

Set 87 in the carriage (9), starting at the right, and shift it two clicks tot he left; give one stroke of the handle. Bring the carriage back into its initial position, put the lever (3) in the positon - and give one more stroke of the handle. The product has been obtained in two strokes of the handle instead of 18 for normal multiplication. You have multiplied 87 by 100 minus 1.

IInd example: 1253 x 195 = 244355.

Set 1253 in the carriage. Multiply by 5, shift the carriage two places, and multiply by 2. Come back one click to the left. Put the lever (3) in the - position, and give one stroke of the crank. - The product has been obtained in 5 + 2 + 1 = 8 strokes of the crank instead of 5 + 9 + 1 = 15 strokes for normal multiplication on a machine not equipeed with tens transfer in the counter register.

Do not forget to return lever (3) to the + position as soon as the operation is terminated.


Negative multiplication:

Example (425 x 123) - (327 x 152) = 2571

We do the first multiplication (425 x 123) and obtain 52275. We erase the counters (11) and (9) and set 327 on the keyboard (9). We push (6) to the right and (3) in the subtraction position. Multiply by 152 as usual. The operation terminated, the result can be read: 2751, or the difference between the two multiplications.


Automatic transfer on "MULTIFIX"

Exclusively on model EIR

(third powers, interest calculation, billing, ..)

First of all, you will notice that on the lower right of the machine, there are two levers, that are absolutely not to be confused. One of these buttons is marked C for correction and clearing of the carriage, the other is marked R for "Report" or transfer , i.e. recycling of a product for a new multiplication.


Take for example the calculation of a cost:

1m 25 x 0m 54 at 1312 Frs. per m² = 885,60 Frs.

Do the first multiplication 125 x 54 first, and you will obtain 0.6750 in the totaliser.

Take the carriage back to its initial position on the right side. Rezero the window (11) (multiplier) and the carriage (multiplicand). To do this, set the lever (7) in the middle position, lower the handle, and raise the button (8) or C in re-raising the handle.

Leave the button 7 in the middle position.

In order to transfer the product to the carriage, raise and hold firmly the transfer button R, lower the handle quickly and all the way to the bottom, and do not let go prior to releasing the button R. The number 0,6750 has now been transfered to the carriage and nothing remains than to multiply by 1312 in order to obtain the product = 885,60


EXAMPLE N° 2 - (billing)

34 articles at 4324 Frs. = 147016 Frs.

Rebate of 5% = 7350 Frs.


(stapled to the booklet is the remark : the backtransfer operation cannot be completed unless the buttons 3 and 6 are in their + positions)


Complete the first operation:

4324 x 34 = 147016 Frs, which will be obtained in the totaliser (10).

Bring the carriage back to the right in its starting position. To rezero the counter and carriage, push the lever (7) in its middle position, lower the handle, and raise button (8) while raising the handle back up.

Leave the lever (7) in the middle position.

In order to transfer the product 147016 from the totaliser (10) into the carriage (9), raise the transfer button (R) while lowering the handle all the way , release (R) and raise the handle back up.

Push (7) back to the left.

The product 147016 is automatically transferred to the carriage, and you can multiply it now by 5 in order to obtain the result: 7350 Frs. in the window (10).



i.e. 144 divided by 12.

Set 144 on the left side of the carriage, and position it on the extreme left side. Inscribe the number by giving the handle one stroke.

In order to erase the number 1 inscribed in (11) as well as the 144 in the carriage, set (7) to the middle position, lower the handle, push button (8) while releasing the handle. Put (7) back in the leftmost positon.

Place the lever (3) in its subtraction postion and push the button (6) to the right. Place the divisor 12 in the carriage under the 14 of 144.

Operate the handle until a 9 appears on the left side of the totaliser. In this case, switch the lever (3) to the + position and operate the handle until the 9 just disappears.

Move the carriage one click to the right. Replace the lever (3) in the - position, and repeat the same operation. Read the quotient in the counter (11).


Blocking of the machine

The clearing lever and button, as well as the subtraction lever and the movement of the carriage are blocked as long as the handle is not in its rest position, i.e. against the stop (2).

If a movement of the handle is started, it is not possible to return it unless the stroke is completed.

It is possible that you have composed on the carriage a number in which you have placed the setting wheels inbetween two numbers, that the machine blocks. In this case, push the handle back, and compose the number correctly.

We would recommend to purchase, by means of your Sales Agent, the special sleeve which will protect the machien against dust and shocks.

In no case, take the machine apart for lubrication. Only the organisation of your Sales Agent is qualified to service your equipment.

Do not forget that your Sales Agent is entirely available to supply any other data processing equipment you may need.


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12600 GBP

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