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VICTOR for Non-Metric Calculations
FEET / INCHES / FRACTIONS ( 1/2 ... 1/16 )
( US/GB, Full-Keyboard / E-Model )



TECHNICAL DATA       of  the  Electro-Mechanical  Printing-Calculator
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Model:               VICTOR  16-58-54  ( US/GB-Special )        3+5/6

Serial Number:       2808-200       Plastic Cover

Dimensions:   (ca.)  Width   =   8     " /  20 cm
                     Depth   =  13 1/2 " /  34 cm
                     Height  =   7     " /  18 cm

Weight:       (ca.)  16 lbs  /  7.5 kg

Power Supply:        115 V AC / DC , grounded

Mechanics:           5*9 Full-Keyboard ( see detail below )
                     ( = 5 Columns [1] ... [9] = feet )
                     + Column [1] ... [11]   ( = inches )
                     + Column [1/8] ... [7/8] ( = fractions )
                     + 1/16 Column ( marked as [1/] ... [1/] )
                   
                     Linearar 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,
                     NonAdd, Repeat, Subtotal, Total
                     with FRACTION-ARITHMETIC !

Registers:           Input       =   5 Decimals + 2*Fractions
                     Arithmetic  =   6 Decimals + 2*Fractions
                     Printing    =  10 Characters
Manufacturer:
                     VICTOR-COMPTOMETER CORPORATION
                     Business Machine Division
                     Chicago / USA
                     1966

Detail Picture of the KEYBOARD ...

            

H O W   T O   U S E   the   F R A C T I O N   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:
---------------
If a wrong figure is entered in a column, repeat with the right
figure. To clear the keyboard push the [C]-key.

REPEAT:
-------
To enter the same number more than once, lock the [R]-key by
pushing it down and forward before pressing the [+]-bar. The
keyboard will not be cleared after the motor cycle. To release
the [R]-key, push and move it backward.

SUBTRACTION:
------------
Enter the (negative) number into keyboard. Press the [-]-bar
to start the motor cycle.

SUBTOTAL:
---------
The cumulated sum will be printed when the [S]-key is pressed.
The memory will hold the actual sum.

TOTAL:
------
The total sum will be printed when the [T]-key is pressed.
The memory will be cleared after the motor cycle.

ID-NUMBERS:
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An ID-Number can be entered and printed with the [N]-key
(= NonAdd). This input is not registered in the arithmetic unit. 

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

Example:   -12 = 999988

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. Release the lever and turn the
   manual feeder wheel, until the paper is visible in the window.
o  Place the paper roll into holder by slightly pressing the axle
   on both ends.
o  Tighten the paper roll.
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  Shift the two levers under the case backward.
    o  Lift the cover.
    o  Observe how the ribbon is spooled !!!
     ( on  b o t h  spooles clockwise )
(C) Change the Ribbon
    =================
(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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|       0.          T |   Press [T=Total] to clear memory
|                     |
|                     |                   < Max.Input = 5 decimals >
|  54,321.            |   Enter (1st)number, Press [+]
|  98,765.            |   Enter (2nd)number, Press [+]
| 153,086.          S |   Press [S=Subtotal] to print sum
|     123.          - |   Enter (neg.)number, Press [-]
| 152,963.          S |   Press [S] to print cumulated sum
|     456.            |   Press [R=Repeat], Enter number, Press [+]
|     456.            |   Press [+], Press [C=ClearKbd], Release [R]
| 153,875.          T |   Press [T] to print total sum
|                     |                  < Max.Output = 6 decimals >
|                     |
|       0.          T |   Press [T], Memory is clear
|                     |
|      47.          N |   Enter ID #47, Press [N=NonAdd]
|    6789.            |   Enter value, Press [+]
|      11.          N |   Enter ID #11, Press [N]
|    5432.            |   Enter value, Press [+]
|   12221.          T |   Press [T] to print total sum of values
|                     |
|       0.          T |   Press [T], Memory is clear
|                     |
|      12.            |   Enter number, Press [+]
|      24.          - |   Enter (larger negative) number, Press [-]
| 999,988.          T |   Negative sum = COMPLEMENT!
|                     |
|       0. 11         |   Press [11]-key (=Enter 11 inch), Press [+]
|       0. 10         |         [10]-key,                  Press [+]
|       0. 9          |         [9]-key,                   Press [+]
|       0. 8 7/8      |         [8]-key + [7/8]-key,       Press [+]
|       0. 7 3/4      |         [7]-key + [3/4]-key,       Press [+]
|       0. 6 5/8      |         [6]-key + [5/8]-key,       Press [+]
|       0. 5 1/2      |         [5]-key + [1/2]-key,       Press [+]
|       0. 4 3/8      |         [4]-key + [3/8]-key,       Press [+]
|       0. 3 1/4      |         [3]-key + [1/4]-key,       Press [+]
|       0. 2 1/8      |         [2]-key + [1/8]-key,       Press [+]
|       0. 1     1/   |         [1]-key      + [1/16]-key, Press [+]
|       5. 9 1/2 1/ T |   Press [T] to print total sum
|                     |
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REMARKS:    1 yard = 3 feet ;  1 foot = 12 inches ;  1 inch = 2.54 cm
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The photo shows this VICTOR in a freelancer's environment. The two
architectural illustrations of San Francisco where made in the 70s:
The upper sketch is a house entrance on Filbert Steps;  the lower
is a rendering of Market Street with (BART+MUNI) Powell St. Station.

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 S   T O   R E S T O R A T I O N :
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SORRY, the VICTOR came with a cracked left front corner ...

          

          ... Made a SUPPORT out of CATFOOD-CAN with 2-Component-Glue

For  M A N U A L  OPERATING & TUNING:

   (1st) The "SAFETY"-Lever ( stops machine when cover is lifted )
         has to be fixed horizontally  &
   (2nd) A "KNOB" placed on the MOTOR AXLE ( observe the arrow! )

   

   (3rd) When the VICTOR has to be run WITHOUT BOTTOM-CASE, than
         place LONGER SCREWS AS FEET to have NECESSARY CLEARANCE !!!

impressum:
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© C.HAMANN     http://public.beuth-hochschule.de/~hamann     10/08/07