My name is John Scriven. I live in Reading, Berkshire (UK), and have been collecting calculators and adding machines since the beginning of 2013. My background is in science. My first memory of mechanical calculators was at school when I was about 9 (in 1970), where we had three calculators. Judging from memory, I’m guessing that they must have been Original-Odhner 1049s. It’s a shame that I’ll never know for certain. Of course, by the time I was 12, the machines were obsolete.
I wish to give thanks to the internet, and eBay in particular. But mostly, I give thanks to Jane for putting up with me and my obsessions.
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I also collect mechanical analytical balances, but that’s another story!