Comptometer


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Comptometer

(kɒmpˈtɒmɪtə)
n
(Mathematics) trademark a high-speed calculating machine: superseded by electronic calculators

Comptometer

A desktop calculating machine used before World War II.
Translations

comptometer

[kɒmpˈtɒmɪtəʳ] Nmáquina f de calcular
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Margaret makes a welcome return For years Margaret John, pictured right, worked patiently at her routine job as a comptometer operator with the National Coal Board in Swansea.
The story begins in Paris in 1961 at a Parisian shooting gallery where a Belgian chemical engineer, Jules Van Langenhoven, demonstrated his caseless ammunition invention to Case Hough, President of the Daisy Heddon Division of the Victor Comptometer Corp.
He worked for the electro-writer division of Victor Comptometer where he designed an entirely new machine for the University of Trenton.
She worked for the Newcastle Chronicle 1930ish to 1946 latterly as a comptometer operator.
Gunnie attended Holden High School and graduated from Commerce High School in 1938 and later graduated from Felt Tarrant Comptometer School in Worcester.
As part of our annual Accountancy Review we have gone back in time to the days of a bulky mechanical business calculator called a comptometer.
We had slide rules, log tables and a fabulous comptometer machine that looked like the Enigma machine.
The former comptometer operator says: "He got malaria and dysentery and was so very weak that he could not walk.
The 66-year-old, from Spital in Wirral, has owned the items since 1962 when she was a 15-year-old trainee comptometer operator who went to lunchtime sessions at the Cavern.
In the 1960s and the 1970s, Western Electric Kearny Works advertisements still appealed to prospective female employees to "Be the Other Half of the Team," encouraging them to join the plant labor force as stenographers, typists, and comptometer operators, those who "dictate letters, prepare reports and run computers" and support the rest of the (male) workforce.
During that timeframe, despite the sale of the company to Victor Comptometer Corporation, then Walter Kidde (Fred Bear held both president and chairman seats until his death in 1988), most of the Bear classics now in production today were originally conceived and produced.
After the war, Rita was a comptometer operator at Hintons in Middlesbrough.
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