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VICTOR CHAMPION



TECHNICAL DATA       of the  Mechanical Printing-Calculator  VICTOR
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Model:               6-8-0  »CHAMPION«  ( Economic, PLUS-Only ) 8/9

Serial Number:       599692        Bakelit Cover, painted

Dimensions:   (ca.)  Width   =   8_3/4 " /  22 cm
                     Depth   =  12_1/2 " /  32 cm
                     Height  =   5_1/2 " /  13 cm

Weight:       (ca.)  10 lbs  /  4.5 kg

Mechanics:           8*9 Full-Keyboard
                     Linear Segment Mechanism

                     Black Nylon Ribbon:
                     5/16" * 20'  /  8 mm * 6 m
                     Paper Roll (Standard):
                     2_1/4" * 2_3/4" * 165'  (W * D * L)
                     57 mm  * 65 mm  * 50 m  (B * D * L)

Functions:           Addition, Repeat, Subtotal, Total,
                     Subtraction ( as 9-Complement Addition )

Registers:           Input       =   8 Decimals
                     Arithmetic  =   9 Decimals
                     Printing    =  10 Characters
Manufacturer:
                     VICTOR Adding Machine Co.
                     Chicago / USA
                     1950

H O W   T O   U S E    the  VICTOR
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ADDITION:
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Everytime a number is entered and the handle is pulled, the number
is printed and added to memory.

RESET KEYBOARD:
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If a wrong figure is entered in a column, repeat with the right
figure. To clear the keyboard: Push or pull the top-right gray
[T/S] toggle-switch.

REPEAT:
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To enter the same number more than once, set the top-left gray
switch to [R] before pulling the handle. The keyboard will not be
cleared after releasing the handle.

SUBTOTAL:
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The cumulated sum will be printed when the top-right gray switch
is held at [S] before pulling the handle. The memory will hold the
actual sum after releasing the handle.

TOTAL:
------
The total sum will be printed when the top-right gray switch is
held at [T] before pulling the handle. The memory will be cleared
after releasing the handle.

PRINTOUT-Example                with Comments:
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^   To clear memory:
|         00 T  |   Set [T=Total], Pull handle
|               |
|               |                    < Max.Input = 8 decimals > 
|   87654321    |   Enter (1st) number, Pull handle
|   98765432    |   Enter (2nd) number, Pull handle
|  186419753 S  |   Set [S=Subtotal] to print sum, Pull handle
|               |
|        456    |   Set [R=Repeat], Enter number, Pull handle
|        456    |   Release [R], Pull handle 
|  186420665 T  |   Set [T] to print total sum, Pull handle 
|               |                   < Max.Output = 9 decimals >
|               |   
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


SUBTRACTION:
============
Addition is the only operation directly performed on the machine.
For subtraction an indirect method of addition is necessary!

The "9-Complement" Methode:

           KEY-Figures  =   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9
       "9-Complements"  =   8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1   0

Entering the SUBTRAHEND requires 2 steps:
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(A) Enter the SUBTRAHEND MINUS 1 use the "9-Complements"
(B) PRESS ALL 9-KEYS LEFT OF THE SUBTRAHEND

PRINTOUT-Example    876 - 543  =  333    with Comments:
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^   To clear memory:
|         00 T  |   Set [T=Total], Pull handle
|               | 
|        876    |   Enter  + 876 , Pull handle
|   99999457    |   Enter  - 543  < 543 - 1  in "9-Complements" >,
|               |                  Pull handle
|  100000333 T  |   Set [T] to print total sum, Pull handle 
|               |                 < ignor the leading 1 >
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

For more information ...

        ===>>>    Have a look at the BURROUGHS site    <<<===

CHANGING THE PAPER ROLL:
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o  Unscrew the axle of the paper roll holder.
o  Put the axle into the new paper roll so
   that the paper end comes from bottom.
o  Push the paper end under the alignment bar into the rear slot.
o  Feed the paper foreward with the right wheel
o  Press the bar to adjust the paper for proper alignment.
o  Tighten the paper roll.

CHANGING THE RIBBON:
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(A) Remove the Cover
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    o  Pull out the handle.
    o  Shift the two levers under the case foreward.
    o  Lift the cover.
    o  Observe how the ribbon is spooled !!!
     ( on  b o t h  spooles clockwise )
(B) Change the Ribbon
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(C) Put Back the Cover
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    Perform the steps in reverse order.

R E M A R K S :  How to get a  NEW RIBBON  for this old machine ???
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There are cartridges for MATRIX-Printers on the market with 8 mm
NYLON-Ribbons. Check the cartridge before buying because there are
several available with different lengths.  In some cases you can
get 3 spools out of one cartridge!  You will get your fingers
dirty when you do the respooling - but the result is great!
And remember:  BOTH SIDES HAVE TO BE SPOOLED CLOCKWISE ...

impressum:
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© C.HAMANN    http://public.beuth-hochschule.de/~hamann     11/15/07