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Fabulous vintage adding machine featuring a wonderful mess of buttons just calling your name to be pressed! The click-click of the buttons is such a fun noise. Pair that with the great fun of pulling the manual handle down...such a fun toy for your vintage office! So retro, and evidently these are highly collectible – check out this one in the IBM archives:
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This baby measures approximately 8” wide at the base (11” wide when you add the protruding handle) by 13 1\/2" deep by 10 1\/2” tall including the roll of paper at the top. All the keys seem to work and the feed of paper at the top of the machine still catches a faint imprint of your accounting efforts. I couldn’t figure out how to do any actual computations, but I’ll leave that to someone smarter than me!

Both front and back of the machine are marked with “R.C. Allen Business Machines” in an awesome retro font. R.C. Allen Inc. was founded by Ralph C. Allen in 1932 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Later, it became known as R.C. Allen Business Machines Inc. and was one of the leading manufacturers of business machines.

I did a thorough surface cleaning of the machine, however it has not been restored in any manner, nor did I do any cleaning that required any disassembly.

I ship internationally! Unless you request an upgrade, your item will ship as follows:
>>Parcel Post (US)
>>Priority Mail (outside of US)

**Due to the vintage nature of this item there may be some slight imperfections, resulting in extra character and charm.

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Vintage Adding Machine .. R.C. Allen Business Machines

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