accounting machine


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accounting machine

An early office machine used to compute and prepare invoices and payroll, etc., using magnetic stripe ledger cards or punch cards.


Accounting Machine System
The IBM accounting machine (left), keypunch and sorter (right) were the main ingredients of a punched-card data processing system up until the late 1960s. After keypunching, the cards were sorted into account number sequence, and the accounting machine printed the details and accumulated the totals. (Image courtesy of IBM.)
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Mrs Holroyd is a former accounting machine operator and has two sons and four grandchildren.
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Contract award: Calculating and accounting machines
I stayed there for about two years doing various jobs, then was moved to the wholesale accounts dept where I trained on the Burroughs accounting machines and stayed there until 1963 when I got married.
All items of value - accounting machines, typewriters, steel-bound and other ledgers, cash - had to be stored in the strong rooms at night using a hand-controlled lift and deliveries of pounds 240 of copper coins had to be loaded and weighed weekly.
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In the 1950s and '60s, punched card accounting machines were used to assist the logistics field's UNIVAC 1050-11 computers.