Plus & Sumlock Mechanical Calculators
PLUS 509/C

PLUS 509

Plus model 509/C

Decimal adder.

This has a direct action keyboard calculator of the "comptometer" type.

It is a model 509/C where the 5 denotes the abbreviated keyboard (keys up to 5), the 09 denotes the 9 columns of keys, and the C probably denotes a Currency version (the two right-most columns are in the same colour for the cents, or similar, of a decimal currency).

The photograph of this model has been kindly supplied by Wilfried Denz who has a website featuring old calculators at http://www.rechnen-ohne-strom.de/.

There are excellent photographs and descriptions of the Plus Adder mechanism at John Wolff's Web Museum site. These are accessed from the Comptometers and Key-Driven Calculators section on that site.

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