Andy Aaron’s Antique Calculators

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Designer Andy Aaron makes Victorian-era calculators using antique components such as switches, cranks, and levers, which he then mounts in a large, antique-style frame. The calculators are fully functional and can perform basic mathematical operations. Aaron calls them Adding Machines.

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“I strive to have my pieces look like they are functional, utilitarian, mass-produced devices plucked from some imaginary office of another era,” Aaron explains. “Perhaps from the 19th century, perhaps from a time that never existed.” 

Aaron’s company custom-builds each device to be unique and produces only 2 to 3 calculators per each year, that have prices starting from $5,000.

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[via PSFK]

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