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VICTOR
( Full-Keyboard, ArtDeco / E-Model )



TECHNICAL DATA       of the Electro-Mechanical Printing-Calculator
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                     VICTOR   »ArtDeco«                        8/9

Serial Number:       566442        Bakelite Cover

Dimensions:   (ca.)  Width   =   7_1/2 " /  19 cm
                     Depth   =  12_1/2 " /  32 cm
                     Height  =   7     " /  18 cm

Weight:       (ca.)  15_1/2 lbs  /  7 kg

Power Supply:        115 V AC / DC

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:           Add, Subtract,
                     Repeat, Subtotal, Total

Registers:           Input       =   8 Decimals
                     Arithmetic  =   9 Decimals
                     Printing    =  10 Characters
Manufacturer:
                     VICTOR Adding Machine Co.
                     Chicago / USA
                     1940

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 right bar is pressed, the
motor starts and 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 the brown lever on top.

REPEAT:
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To enter the same number more than once, set the top-left green
switch to [R] before pressing the bar. The keyboard will not be
cleared after the motor cycle.

SUBTRACTION:
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Enter the (negative) number into keyboard. Push the top-left green
[-] switch to start the motor cycle.

SUBTOTAL:
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The cumulated sum will be printed when the top-right green switch
is pushed to [S]. The memory will hold the actual sum.

TOTAL:
------
The total sum will be printed when the top-right green switch is
pulled to [T]. The memory will be cleared after the motor cycle.

NEGATIVE RESULTS:
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A negative result will be printed as the COMLEMENT of the next
higher 10, 100, 1000, ...

Example:   -12 = 999999988

CHANGING THE PAPER ROLL:
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o  Press the axle on both ends and lift the paper roll.
o  If necessary push the upper-right lever behind the rear paper
   slot to release and pull out the paper.
o  Put the axle into the new paper roll so that the paper end
   comes from bottom.
o  Push the upper-right lever to release the paper feeder and push
   the paper end into the rear slot until it can be seen in the
   front window.
o  Place the paper roll into holder by slightly pressing the axle
   on both ends.
o  Tighten the paper roll.
o  Press the bar more times until the paper is easy to grip.
o  Push the upper-right lever and adjust the paper in the window.

CHANGING THE RIBBON:
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(A) Remove the Paper Roll
    ---------------------
    <see above>
(B) Remove the Cover
    ----------------
    o  Pull out the Enter-Bar
    o  Pull off the Keyboard-Clear Cap
    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 )
(C) Change the Ribbon
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(D) Put Back the Cover
    ------------------
    Perform the steps in reverse order.
(E) Place the Paper Roll
    --------------------
    <see above>

PRINTOUT - Example     with Comments:
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^   To clear memory:
|          .00 T  |   Pull [T=Total]
|                 |
|                 |                    < Max.Input = 8 decimals > 
|   876,543.21    |   Enter (1st) number, Press bar
|   987,654.32    |   Enter (2nd) number, Press bar
| 1,864,197.53 S  |   Push [S=Subtotal] to print sum
|                 |
|         1.23 -  |   Enter (neg.)number, Push [-] 
| 1,864,196.30 S  |   Push [S] to print cumulated sum
|                 |
|         4.56    |   Set [R=Repeat], Enter number, Press bar
|         4.56    |   Release [R], Press bar 
| 1,864,205.42 T  |   Pull [T] to print total sum 
|                 |                   < Max.Output = 9 decimals >
|                 |   
|          .00 T  |   Memory is clear
|                 |
|        12.00    |   Enter number
|        24.00 -  |   Enter (larger negative) number
| 9,999,988.00 T  |   Negative sum = COMPLEMENT!
|                 |   
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

R E M A R K :    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 ...

R E M A R K :      How to repair the old crumbled power cable  ???
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OLD POWER CABLES are dangerous, because the rubber insulation is
brittle.  To use the unique (female) plug, cut the cable about 1"
and remove the insulation.  Make a "Separator" out of cardboard
and solder a new cable to the wires.  The end "Housing" is made
from a rubber insulator for cookware.  Filling in the remaining
space with component-glue will make a secure insulation.

           

    Have a look at the  HOME-MADE POWER PLUG  for 220 VAC ...

PS.:   The Picture on the 5 US$ Note is Abraham Lincoln

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