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13255Re: [midatlanticretro] OT: Operation of an Adding machine (are old calculators off topic?)

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  • Bill Degnan
    Jun 30, 2009
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      I don't know for sure, I would find a service manual.
      bd

      -------- Original Message --------
      > From: "Joe Giliberti" <Starbase89@...>
      > Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 11:35 PM
      > To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] OT: Operation of an Adding machine (are
      old calculators off topic?)
      >
      > It prints and has a ribbon. The sticker on the side indicates it was
      last
      > serviced in 1978. I would imagine WD40 would do more harm than good?
      >
      > Joe
      >
      > On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 11:12 PM, B Degnan <billdeg@...> wrote:
      >
      > >
      > >
      > > Joe Giliberti wrote:
      > >
      > > I was playing around with my Burroughs Adding machine today. Its from
      the
      > > 50's-60's. It is motor driven. I have been trying to figure out if it
      is
      > > broken, of if I am not using it correctly. The machine has 8 columns of
      9
      > > through 1, a clear button (marked E), +, -, x, *TOT, -| |- NA, and ST.
      It
      > > also has a small electric button on the side.
      > >
      > > Can anyone teach me? :)
      > >
      > > Joe
      > >
      > > One thing you need is a visor. Most pictures you see of people using
      these
      > > things were wearing visors. I don't think they work otherwise.
      > >
      > > But seriously you probably want to clean it of dust and then lube/NYE
      oil
      > > the moving parts. I have a few here and there but I don't do much
      with
      > > them. Does it have a ribbon/printer or is it just a calculator?
      > >
      > > Related question
      > > Would an exhibit of old adding machines be acceptable as a VCF exhibit
      or
      > > too off topic?
      > >
      > > bd
      > >
      > >