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TECHNICAL DATA      of the Electro-Mechanical Calculator  MARCHANT  » 8ADX «
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Serial Number:      8ADX-567143

Dimensions:  (ca.)  Width   =  13_1/2 " /  34 cm
                    Depth   =  16     " /  41 cm
                    Height  =   9     " /  23 cm

Weight:      (ca.)  36 lbs  /  16.5 kg

Power Supply:       115 V AC / DC

Mechanics:          8*9 Full-Keyboard
                    System Marchant ( Proportional Gears )

Functions:          Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide
                    FULL-Automatic!

Registers:          Input       =   8  Decimals
                    Counter     =   8  Decimals
                    Arithmetic  =  16  Decimals
Manufacturer:
                    MARCHANT Calculating Machine Co.
                    Oakland, California / USA
                    1960

H O W   T O   O P E N   T H E   C O V E R  ?
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I T   I S   A   P U Z Z L E :    N O   V I S I B L E   S C R E W S !

(1) Flip the calculator on its back side
(2) Remove the 4 SCREWS in center of the feet
(3) Lift the BOTTOM and shift it to the side
    until the hooks ( from the back-sheet ) get it free
(4) Pull ( or catch! ) the FRONT-SHEET
(5) Put the SCREWS BACK in the body to give the
    gears CLEARANCE in the maintainance procedure
(6) To remove the KEYBOARD-COVER ...
    (a) Loose the 3 SCREWS in front
        ( ATTN.: The right one is shorter )
    (b) Lift the FRONT PART
    (c) Pull the 2 (round) LEVERS right & left
        and simultaniously lift the BACK PART right & left;
        REMOVE the keyboard-cover
(7) Place the calculator on its "SCREW-FEET";
    Flip and unhook the BACK-SIDE over its TOP-AXLE
(8) Remove the ( clipped ) SIDES to the right & left
    Catch! the TOP-AXLE
(9) To remove the CARRIAGE ...
    (a) Remove the 4 SCREWS of its cover from its under-side;
        Remove the cover
    (b) Remove CLIPS & WASHERS of the 2 AXLES
        on its LEFT SIDE
    (c) Observe the position of the levers on side
        & the pipe-piece on top!
        Pull the AXLES out to the right side
    (d) REMOVE the carriage

R E M A R K   ( After mounting the carriage ) :
To put the cover back, START with mounting the TOP-AXLE
and fold the back-sheet around ...

INSIDE VIEW TO THE  P R O P O R T I O N A L   G E A R S  ...
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I N S I G H T  ...
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(A) Found PARTS BROKEN & PARTS MISSING on the top right side
(B) All the gears were stuck
(C) Application of WD-40 had little effect
(D) Due to its complicated mechanics there is NO HOPE ...

    SORRY - Only a donator for spare parts ???

impressum:
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