Historical information

This machine was given to Betty Goddard, clerk in the office of Earl's, when the office technology was updated. She had used it herself but it was also a favourite of James Earl the younger, who did his calculations on it. Betty donated it to the Society in 1996. This was the only machine Jim Earl would use; converted by Burroughs in1966

Physical description

Comptometer, beige, used in the office at J.E. Earl's timber yard and ironmongers, Bay Street 1950s - 1970s. A comptometer was an early calculator.

Inscriptions & markings

'Peacock Bros. Pty Ltd Sole Agents Business Systems':'Comptometer':Guaranteed made in Great Britain