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PLEASE NOTE: This site is the development site for the production Old Calculator Web Museum site. This site is used for development of the museum, and as such may have dead links, partial exhibits, and other symptoms of a development web site. You are strongly encouraged to visit the production site by clicking HERE.

Welcome to

Last Major Update 5/18/2015

Welcome to the Old Calculator Web Museum. Let me introduce myself. I'm Rick Bensene, the curator of this museum. I'm 57, live in a rural area outside of Oregon City, Oregon USA (near the end of the Oregon Trail), called Beavercreek, and am a computing/ network/telecommunications professional. I've been a fan of all kinds of technology since I was a youngster in the mid-1960's.

The museum pages aren't fancy, focusing on content rather than Web-magic. This museum is simply devoted to preserving, documenting, and sharing the technology of desktop automatic calculating machines -- from the electro-mechanical calculators of the 1950's and '60's, through the beginnings of the pocket wonders we have today, which had their roots in the early 1970's, and on into the beginnings of the desktop computer of the mid-1970's through the early 1980's.

For more information about the museum, please see the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).

I'm always looking for old calculators of interest. If you have an old machine which was made between 1950 and 1975, I may be interested in making it a part of the museum. For more information about specific machines I'm interested in acquiring for the museum, see my WANTED page or click the "WANTED" section below. If you have a machine which seems to fit these interests and are looking for a new home for it, please drop me an EMail with information about the machine.

Click in any of the "displays" to jump to the areas indicated.

Calculators in the Museum

Calculator Advertising & Documentation Archive

Calculators & Accessories Wanted for the Museum

Articles on Calculator History and Technology

Links to Other Calculator Sites

These pages are dedicated to the loving memory of George and Emma Sayers, my Godparents. They are two people who had a very special place in my life, and hold a very special place in my heart.