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adding machine:

see calculatorcalculator
or calculating machine,
device for performing numerical computations; it may be mechanical, electromechanical, or electronic. The electronic computer is also a calculator but performs other functions as well.
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adding machine

[′ad·iŋ mə‚shēn]
(computer science)
A device which performs the arithmetical operation of addition and subtraction.
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Burroughs Adding Machine. This early adding machine represents a major shift in the profession.
Lightning Adding Machine. Compared to today's gadgets, this device from the 1950s probably wouldn't live up to its name.
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PHOTO : Lois Green (left), a donor to the museum, and Pam Iovino discuss a 1930 adding machine in the accounting museum.
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Maturity, 1986, shows an old-fashioned adding machine which has been uselessly furnished with a ridiculously narrow spool of paper: impotency.