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An adding machine is a device for performing simple arithmetic.
Usually such machines were large and barely portable, being used at a desk.
They also did not provide a printout, so the answer (read from dials) would need to be manually transcribed.
Such machines are generally obsolete nowadays.
- 1989: Ephraim J. Borowski and Jonathan M. Borwein: Dictionary of Mathematics ... (previous) ... (next): adding machine