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murff



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:16 pm    Post subject: It's February 19th Reply with quote

It's February 19th





...so it's time for a nice picture!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Every time I think I know all there is to know about something, someone comes along and shows me something completely new. So these are result register quick setting dials on a very old type I? I can imagine that it seemed like a good idea until someone tries to use them mid calculation, on purpose or accidentally as they turn the crank. I can imagine these being installed as a proof of concept, like the silencing springs, until it became obvious that the safety features of the Curta did not need loopholes.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joshua1240 wrote:
...So these are result register quick setting dials on a very old type I?


It's a Curta Type II prototype...



Curta Type 2a - Prototype P-004 | Curta Type 2a - Prototype P-005

Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, confusing to anyone who hasn't taken a deep dive like you have on curta.li! It made me look out my older machines because I hadn't noticed it on any of mine, ha. Well done sir
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