Old German Addiator

From: Steve Crain
Email: stevecrain@valornet.com


I have a calculator that I used many years ago as a child, and decided I would like to know itís history, but I havenít been able to find anything about it. On the Vintage Calculator website is a picture of an Addiator called a Sterling currency model, probably about 3 1/2 by 5 inches in size. Mine very closely resembles this one, however, all of the printing on it is in German. One side appears to be brass, and the other possibly steel. The printing includes these words: EINNAHMEN KASSEN BESTAND ; Mark Pfg ADDIATOR KONTROLLKASSE PUTTY There is a serial number: 403400 I donít speak German, so I donít know what this printing means. I imagine that this piece was produced for the purpose of sale within Germany rather than for export. My father was in Germany as an US Army artillery officer during WWII, and I have always assumed that he brought it back with him at that time, but I donít know that for sure. I canít remember when I first knew we had it, so it may not be that old. Itís a pretty neat little machine, but I would like to be able to tell people how old it is. Anybody familiar with it? Any info greatly appreciated. Thanks Steve Crain