Adding machine

Jorgen S Lien, Manufacturer;  W S Smith and Company Limited, Supplier; 


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Maker and Role
Jorgen S Lien, Manufacturer
W S Smith and Company Limited, Supplier
Description
Manual adding machine with tape. Fawn coloured, plastic cover with stainless steel handle on right side. 6 columns of keys numbered 1 to 9. This allows for the addition of 1 cent to $9,999.99 in one manual action of the handle. Made by Jorgen S. Lien, Bergen - Norway. This appears on a gold and red transfer under the operating handle. The machine is mounted on 4 rubber washers. The type of machine is "Adwel" and this name appears on the top of the machine in plastic letters. Below the name is a paper label, with the supplier's name, W.S. Smith & Co. Ltd., Auckland, Office Equipment, Ph 42-759.
A plastic knob and spindle rolls the 60 mm wide paper tape forward. There is about half a roll of adding tape on the machine.
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Synthetic/Plastic
Processed Material/Metal/Alloy/Steel/Stainless Steel
Signature/Marks and Type
MADE BY / JORGEN S. LiEN / BERGEN - NORWAY Sticker
ADWEL Maker's Mark
W.S. SMITH & CO. LTD. / AUCKLAND / OFFICE EQUIPMENT / PHONE NO'S / 42-759 / 44-041 Sticker
Accession No
2003.279
Credit Line
Jorgen S Lien et al. Adding machine, 2003.279. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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