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THE  MILLIONAIRE  CALCULATOR
WITH  INSTANT  MULTIPLICATION



See the DEMONSTRATION by CLIFF STOLL on YouTube ...

See inside its beautiful brass machinery:
Have a look at the Restoration Procedures ...

T E C H N I C A L   D A T A   of the Mechanical Calculator   » THE MILLIONAIRE «
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Serial-Number:       2607

Dimensions:   (ca.)  Width   =  31"     / 79 cm
                     Depth   =  11_1/2" / 29 cm
                     Height  =   7    " / 18 cm

Weight:       (ca.)  82_1/2 lbs / 37.5 kg

Mechanics:           Instant-Multiplication Module / "1x1-KOERPER"

Functions:           Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide

Registers:           Input       =  10 Decimals
                     Counter     =  10 Decimals ( NO Carry )
                     Arithmetic  =  20 Decimals
Manufacturer:
                     HANS W. EGLI
                     Fabrikation von Rechenmaschinen
                     Patent O. Steiger
                     Zurich / Switzerland
                     1900

BASICS  &  HOW TO USE  » THE MILLIONAIRE «
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Make sure, that the upper-right CRANK is in its HOME POSITION

Pull the HANDLE and swing the REGULATOR to:
A = Addition,  M = Multiplication,  D = Division,  S = Subtraction

For Addition & Subtraction set the MULTIPLIER to "1"

PRESS the HANDLE of the CARRIAGE and SHIFT IT to the MIDDLE - than Pull it
CLEAR COUNTER- & ARITHMETIC-Units by pulling their LEVERS to the RIGHT 

ADDITION & SUBTRACTION:
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Example:     123 + 45 - 6  =  162

CLEAR input, counter and arithmetic units;  Set MULTIPLIER = "1"

ADD = Set REGULATOR to "A" :
Enter the first number (123) in the far right of the input unit.  Make a
(clockwise) turn with the crank to transfer the number into arithmetic unit.
The counting unit displays the figure 1. Enter the second number (45). Make
a turn with the crank to add the number.  The arithmetic unit displays the
intermediate sum (168) and the counting unit displays the figure 2.

SUBTRACT = Set REGULATOR to "S" :
Enter the third number (6). Make a turn with the crank. The arithmetic unit
displays the result (162) and the counting unit is decreased by 1.

REMARK:      NEGATIVE RESULTS are displayed in the arithmetic unit
             as the COMPLEMENT of the next higher 10, 100, 1000, ...

             Example:   -12  =  99...9988

MULTIPLICATION:
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Example:     123 x 45  =  5535

CLEAR input, counter and arithmetic units;  SHIFT the CARRIAGE to the RIGHT;
Set REGULATOR to "M" :

Enter the multiplicand (123) in the far right of the input unit.  The (45)
multiplicator has two digits. Start with the left-most figure (4),  set the
MULTIPLIER (= "4"), make   O N E   T U R N   with the crank. Set the MULTIPLIER
(= "5") to the next-right figure of the multiplicator (5), make  O N E  T U R N
with the crank.  THE   M U L T I P L I C A T I O N   I S   D O N E  !!!   The
multiplicand (123) stays in the input unit, the multiplicator (45) in the
counter and the result (5535) is in the arithmetic unit.

DIVISION:
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Example:     22 : 7  =  3.1428571...

SORRY, BUT ...
The 2 PROCEDURES described in the MILLIONAIR's LID are strange.
Suggestion:  Apply the  " N O R M A L   P R O C E D U R E " ...

CLEAR input, counter and arithmetic units;
SHIFT the CARRIAGE to the RIGHT;  Set MULTIPLIER = "1"

... and continue in the way of the  T.I.M.  ...

R E M A R K S :
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The brass labels  left  &  right  say:

    +------------------------+       +-------------------------------------+
    |   W. A. Morschhauser   |       |            Hans W. Egli             |
    |       SOLE AGENT       |       |   Fabrikation von Rechenmaschinen   |
    |    1 Madison Avenue    |       |           Pat. O.Steiger            |
    |      NEW YORK CITY     |       |              ZUERICH                |
    +------------------------+       +-------------------------------------+

Inside the LID are  INSTRUCTIONS  &  MULTIPLICATION TABLES, used for "Division".
There are  2 SCREWS  stored to  LOCK  CARRIAGE & MULTIPLICATION-Module  for when
the calculator is shipped. This  »MILLIONAIRE«  has a METAL case. Especially the
bottom plate is chipping like slate:  After 100 years the metal is detoriating.

                     Have a look at the Restoration Procedures ...
impressum:
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© C.HAMANN           http://public.beuth-hochschule.de/~hamann          11/22/10