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Catalog Number 2004.003.0001
Accession number 2004.003.
Object Name Machine, Adding
Description Grey Remington Rand ten-key adding machine with adding tape and burgundy knobs. Keys include white numbers 0-9, and burgundy Sub Total, Total, X, R, and a C on a lever.

Mrs. Osborne rented it from Hutchinson Office Supply in the 1950s and eventually bought it in 1955.

Remington Rand was formed as a result of the 1927 merger of the Remington Typewriter Company and the Rand Kardex Company. Its products included typewriters, adding machines and other office equipment and office filing systems.

From www.hpmuseum.org: Simple adding machines that printed on a paper tape were introduced around 1872. The samples pictured below were hand-driven but some later models replaced the cranks with electric motors. The number was entered on the keyboard and the crank on the right was pulled to print the number on the tape and add the number to the running total. When the user needed the running subtotal, the Subtotal key was held while the arm was cranked. The Total key was held to produce a final sum which also cleared the machine.
Collection Mrs. Ted G. Osborne
Date 1950
Source Osborne, Mrs. Ted
Collector Mrs. Ted G. Osborne
Material Plastic/Metal/Paper
People Osborne, Mrs. Ted
Search Terms Moses Lake
Washington