Found this old fashion electromechanical digital calculator at my mom’s house which used to belong to her mom. It’s called the 1949 Merchant Figuremaster. Grandma used this one during the 1950s while running her family business. According to her, this was fast, accurate and dependable.
While researching about this I came across this ad on ebay. ( you may click on the image on the left to go to the source on ebay ) They call this the Merchant Figuremaster calculator “Heaven on Earth.” Not according to it’s weight definitely, I tried carrying this and it is so much heavier than the heaviest laptop. This perhaps culminates in the line of mechanical calculator evolution that started in the early 1900s. It could add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers at the touch of a button.
I’m guessing this one is a newer version, perhaps in the 1950s since it looks less complicated since it has fewer buttons. I still have not found a single source online about this but will update when I do.
An antique Singer brand sewing machine is still existing at our home.
My husband’s grandma (the owner ) is turning 91 this year and she’s still using this.
This last one originally belongs to my husband 30yrs ago. A Matchbox brand antique toy phone.