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Calculator/adding machine, Curta type II no. 509495 - Aluminium, Steel - 1956

Lot reference 30540659

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Location: France
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Object: Calculator/adding machine, Curta type II no. 509495
Material: Aluminium, Steel
Designer/ Artist: Curt Herzstark
Manufacturer/ Brand: contina Ltd Mauren
Model/ Name: curta
Estimated Period: 1956
Country of Origin: Liechtenstein
Condition: As new - unused
Dimensions: 11×6.5×6.5 cm
Weight: 373 g

Vintage mechanical calculator Curta II (model 2), known as the "pepper grinder."
The first pocket calculator for engineers and scientist, after the slide rule.
Wonderful design by Curt Herzstark, and a jewel of fine mechanics.

Serial number 506085 (manufactured 1955),
Excellent working condition.
Manufactured by Contina Ltd Mauren, in Liechtenstein.

Fully serviced and checked

No dents or marks or scratches.
Body still has its dark black colour, no discoloration.
Minor signs of use: a little wear on the clearing plate, where clearing ring folds back, tiny marks of the pins on the rail of the bottom grip.

This machine can add, subtract, multiply and divide very easily.
Other operations like square root extraction can be performed with more elaborate algorithms.
Numerous sites explain its usage and design, including simulators.
A copy of the user manual will be offered to the lucky buyer.

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Catawiki member since January 2, 2019, received 8 reviews in total (8 in last 12 months)

Feedback score: 100% (8 reviews)
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  • My purchased item - ties - arrived safely, in a condition as described.
    Great service!
    Thank you.

    user-0bf68c0 March 18, 2019

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    Objet conforme; vendeur fiable et sympathique !
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    jaclou March 18, 2019

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    user-0159596 March 9, 2019

  • Grazie dell'invio. E' stato preciso e onesto nonostante il brasso prezzo dell'asta. Grazie ancora e allaprossima asta. Fortunato Zappia.

    user-fc23517 February 9, 2019

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    Mooi jasje,voldoet aan de omschrijving.
    Kan de verkoper aanbevelen.
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    Pacheco60 February 7, 2019


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