Alpina - Germany - 1961

"An extremely rare Alpina adding machine in absolute mint condition. The Alpina (Limited production 7000) was produced in Germany in 1961. It has a space age design and was the last 4 function mechanical calculator to be designed over a period of 340 years. It was designed to compete with the Curta but was unsuccessful. The Curta was mass produced for many years, but there were only a few Alpina adding machine’s made. This Alpina machine (serial 06160) looks like it just left the factory, every detail is crisp. The mechanism is smooth with a wonderful action… an amazing collectors item. The cream and gray paint is perfect, not one scratch or mark. The red velvet original case with silver and gray exterior is also in mint condition. The original English instructions are included in fine condition with one small spot and a small tares on the cover. This machine is a museum piece, a rare find indeed, perfect for the fine collector!  
01/30/2004 Current Bid: US$2,225.

Photos source: Kevin Brown

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