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Matching on query: Unique id = 15/97, Name = any, Associated machine = any, class = any


Unique id/year of acquisition: 15/97
Name: Facit
Facit
Class: calculating machine
Machine: n/a
Notes:
DW: The Facit is a rather cleaner design of a hand calculator - I believe the Lab bought them in about the fifties and they were again mainly used for teaching numerical analysis. The mode of working is approximately the same with some rather lighter refinements. In order to set instead of pressing individual pins you can actually use a keyboard, then you can do your addition or subtraction, you can move the accumulator along to the right or to the left again by a key action rather than a push, and you can clear various registers and it takes less instruction to become used to using this than it does a Brunsviga. The one feature that it lacks is the transfer of a number from the accumulator back into the setting register - on the other hand with the keyboard being so fast you can transfer that number and check that you transferred it with so little effort but it's probably not much of a drawback. A nice updating of the old Brunsviga, I think. This is a Swedish machine as opposed to a German one.
See also: 152/01


Unique id/year of acquisition: 15/97
Name: Facit
Facit
Group id: 2
Other nos on object: none
Inscription: 104146 (ser no, underneath), Made by Aktiebolaget Facit Atvidaberg sweden.(on back) Mathematical Laboratory No 15 (label)
Class: calculating machine
Machine: n/a
Notes:
DW: The Facit is a rather cleaner design of a hand calculator - I believe the Lab bought them in about the fifties and they were again mainly used for teaching numerical analysis. The mode of working is approximately the same with some rather lighter refinements. In order to set instead of pressing individual pins you can actually use a keyboard, then you can do your addition or subtraction, you can move the accumulator along to the right or to the left again by a key action rather than a push, and you can clear various registers and it takes less instruction to become used to using this than it does a Brunsviga. The one feature that it lacks is the transfer of a number from the accumulator back into the setting register - on the other hand with the keyboard being so fast you can transfer that number and check that you transferred it with so little effort but it's probably not much of a drawback. A nice updating of the old Brunsviga, I think. This is a Swedish machine as opposed to a German one.
See also: 152/01


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