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Odhner's Arithmometer A

Very early form of Odhner's Aritmometer, serial nr. 5786, and about the closest one can come to the earliest ones without having to shell out several thousands of Euro's - the switch to the long crank occured in the 4000 range of serial numbers.

This machine was made for the domestic market (hence the Cyrillic lettering, also note the spelling of Aрифмометръ в.т.Однеръ with the "harsh" consonants at the end in the old way of spelling, but with ф instead of the old "theta"-like T that was used previously), still with the small wingnuts and without any refinements in terms of error protection features, bells (although those existed as early as this), quick clearing, tabulating, and completely without comma indicators, not even holes to stick a button in to indicate the untis position ... the true original form of Odhners's machine, with the exception of the long crank.

The state of this machine is obviously used, but unrestored, and still quite decent. It is fully functional, and can be used as well as on the day it was made. How's that for quality ?

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Odhner's Arithmometer Ag

The next two machines are Odhner Ag machines, which have the added bell. They are somewhat later in serial Nrs, and have such refinements as comma sliders. The earliest one, Nr. 11957 was for the export market, sold in Stockholm, hence the Latin characters, the later one Nr. 13097 was for the domestic market, and thus marked in Russian. The text has now changed to Aрифмометръ Однерa.

Odhner's Arithmometer  picture 1

Odhner's Arithmometer  picture 1

Odhner's Arithmometer  picture 1

Odhner's Arithmometer  picture 1

Odhner's Arithmometer  picture 1

Odhner's Arithmometer  picture 1

Odhner's Arithmometer  picture 1

Odhner's Arithmometer  picture 1

Odhner's Arithmometer  picture 1

Odhner's Arithmometer  picture 1

Odhner's Arithmometer  picture 1