1000s of diverse titles published since 1974

Antique Office Machines: 600 Years of Calculating Devices

Thomas A. Russo

Available Now


Humanity's hunt for calculating devices probably started with the use of small pebbles to keep track of numbers. The counting inventions progressed through the abacus, early mechanical calculators, and other ingenious devices culminating in today's computers. In this new book, Thomas Russo chronicles 600 years of caculating devices, providing valuable information for historians and collectors alike. Stretching from ancient times to the earliest computers, this book provides an insight into breadth and depth of human creativity and drive. With 500 color photographs, descriptive captions, and a guide to current values, this is an essential guide in a field that is finding ever more enthusiasts.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 500 color photos | Price Guide/Index | 224 pp
ISBN13: 9780764313462

 Back to Results 

Thomas A. Russo has been in the business equipment and systems industry for over 45 years and an on-going collector of business machines and related technologies. He lives in Pennsylvania.