Ok, when I bought the like new Underwood Standard No. 6 (Described in the previous post) the seller threw in an old manual adding machine that came from the same estate sale. Now, I do not collect adding machines, nor do I know anything about them. This one however is in excellent shape, so I thought it would be worth knowing more about. The problem is that I can find nothing on the adding machine that would identify the name or date of manufacture. It is obvious that the imprint on the Bakelite machine cover is almost fully worn off.
So here is the question for those out there that know such things. How can I find out the manufacturer and when this device might have been made. If you know or can point me in the right direction, please post a response. Thanks!
Manual Adding Machine: Mechanical device that works similar to a manual cash register.
Bakelite: Plastic used in the 40's and 50's on many products.