Today’s theme is inspired by Tammy…who chose the same subject.
Unfortunately people must think my house is filled ( read cluttered ) with antiques or at the very least…old stuff….well…in a way it is but it’s ALL treasures I have collected over the years.
I used to be a HUGE garage sale fan…back when I lived in a big city and years ago there were LOTS of ‘treasures’ to be had by the then mobile suburban communities.
Today I live too far away from these types of communities and as well the trend is less towards getting rid of ‘old’ things as they are replaced by new things, primarily as new stuff just simply doesn’t last the way old stuff did!
This adding machine was patented in 1939 and a brief search of the internet gave me some further interesting information.
Below is the inventor, who seems to have patented no other invention and the assignee…most likely the company that manufactured it or their law firm.
It was made in 1941 by the Wolverine Supply Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
It is very obviously a child’s toy and it certainly gives an idea of what a child MIGHT have found ‘fun’ in 1941…( before my time BTW )
Can you imagine a child today finding an ADDING MACHINE fun?????????????
As a sideline the Wolverine company apparently existed from 1903 to 1970 manufacturing primarily children’s toys and was founded by Benjamin Bain and his wife .