Vintage Calculators

My first mechanical calculator

My first electronic calculator

Early programmable calculator (TI SR56)Late hand driven mechanical calculator (Brunsviga 13RM)
Currently in repair

Recently added calculators

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It all started with this little programmable SR56 calculator.  I bought it in 1976, build a small program for it and became a Philips software engineer one year later.

In 2013 I was cleaning my attic and found it.  The first idea was to sell it.

I didn’t …………

Looking on the internet what would be a reasonable selling price for the SR56 I ran into the above  small mechanical calculator.

What I found on the internet regarding this and other machines was very interesting.  So, I bought it ..... and another one and a more complex one …………

Late mechanical calculator (Friden SBT10)

How Semiconductors Changed The World

About 1970 the world of calculating machines rapidly changed from mechanical

 to electronic.  Using a slide rule  most of the time and electronic calculators not being allowed at school, I wasn’t aware at all of the changes that took place.

Now I consider it my mission to setup a small collection of well preserved and operational calculators which are representative for the changes that took place in that period.


Small changes


Added a Brother AX-430 typewriter


Added Texas Instruments
SR56 & PC100A

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Vintage-Calculators TI SR56&PC100

Texas Instruments
SR56 & PC100A

Monroe 8N-213

Monroe 8N-213

Marchant 8ADX

Marchant 8ADX

Walther EMKD

Walther EMKD

This bulky heavy Canon 130s is a very early electronic calculator.  When I bought it,  it was functional.  However, soon afterwards it didn’t function anymore.  It just shows random digits.  

There is some, but not much information available on the internet.  I don’t know wether a repair is possible, but I’ll give it a try.