Comptometer


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Comptometer

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(Mathematics) trademark a high-speed calculating machine: superseded by electronic calculators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

A desktop calculating machine used before World War II.
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comptometer

[kɒmpˈtɒmɪtəʳ] Nmáquina f de calcular
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had an adding and calculating machine called the Controlled-Key Comptometer.
"All too often, they go away having agreed they need to look at it and either just don't or alternatively they get a quote for a "bog-standard" policy that doesn't match their risks but costs a fortuneso, they don't do it because of cost!" "I suppose it can be a bit overwhelming" the Chief Elf commented, thinking about the options he had waded through when working out how to get cover for his historic abacus and comptometer collection.
She worked for Fred Harvey Company as a comptometer operator and retired from the Village of Roselle where she was the bookkeeper for many years.
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.
Berglund in 1997 and two sisters, Violet Steere Werme in 2002 and Edna Johnston in 2012.Gunnie attended Holden High School and graduated from Commerce High School in 1938 and later graduated from Felt Tarrant Comptometer School in Worcester.
Figure 1--Time Line of Office Technology OFFICE TECHNOLOGY TIME LINE 1870s Telephone Typewriter Carbon Paper 1880s Comptometer calculating machine Mimeograph machine Cash register Adding machine Pneumatic tubes 1890s Dictating and stenographic machines 1900s Loose-leaf ledger sheets Multigraph Two colour typewriter ribbon Addressograph 1910s Power statistical accounting machines Bookkeeping and billing machines (Combinations of typewriter and computing machines).
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. It was a familiar sight across accountancy oces in the eighties which had yet to see the advent of the computer.
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.
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