1921 Star Adding Machine

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A vintage adding machine with loads of rough and tumble charm. The perfect accessory for your desk, or the perfect gift for the accountant in your life.

Our vintage items are sold as is, quirks and flaws are what make these items unique and special.

  • 6 1/2" x  6 1/2" x  4"

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This small lever-set non-printing manually operated adding machine has a dark green metal case. The lid opens to reveal 9 curved levers which are moved forward to set a number. Large digits beside the levers are for addition, small ones for subtraction. The nine red plastic keys across the top of the machine are for use in subtraction. A metal handle can be used to carry the machine when the lid is closed.

The machine is marked on the front: STAR ADDING MACHINE (/) MANUFACTURED BY (/) TODD PROTECTOGRAPH CO. (/) ROCHESTER, N.Y., U.S.A. (/) PATENTED NOV. 22 1921. OTHER PATENTS PENDING It has serial number on the bottom: 23341. Compare to MA.323595. According to Typewriter Topics, the lid was added to the Star in 1924. It served both to keep out dust and to allow the machine to be locked. That year, the device sold for $44.