National Class 32 Bookkeeping Machine on Stand
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- National Cash Register Company
- During the years immediately following World War II, demand for National Cash Register products boomed. In late 1949, the company introduced a new line of accounting machines, successors to the class 2000 and class 3000. It included the Class 31 and Class 32. This is an NCR Class 32 machine from 1959.
- The machine combines an electric typewriter at the front with an adding machine in the center. The adding machine has eleven columns of digit keys and three columns of keys for indicating dates to the left of these. It has a variety of function keys and bars. A mark above the typewriter keyboard reads: National. A metal label reads:
- 6073226 (/) SP-WD-26 (/) 32-W-10-11 (/) 38X - DP. The first number of this mark is the serial number. Other portions of this mark refer to features of the machine — a split paten, a wheel dater, and a protective dollar printing feature.
- Behind the adding machine is a wide carriage that would accommodate one or more forms.
- The machine is on a metal stand with rubber feet.
- Accounting machines were used to prepare monthly statements, type checks, record payroll and do general ledger work. This example was used at the Lansburgh department store in downtown Washington, D.C.
- NCR, Reference Manual Class 31A Class 32A, August, 1965, Montgomery County Historical Society, Dayton, Ohio.
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- Currently not on view
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- Gift of City Stores Company
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- bookkeeping machine with stand
- Physical Description
- plastic (overall material)
- metal (overall material)
- rubber (overall material)
- overall: 87 cm x 102 cm x 87 cm; 34 1/4 in x 40 5/32 in x 34 1/4 in
- place made
- United States: Ohio, Dayton
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