> Friden mechanical calculator in the office for routine stuff. It was
> capable of division
I have a number of these machines, procured when in high school for $3
each, or free.
Friden, Marchant, and Monroe. IIRC they cost as much as a car when new.
model would do square roots, but I never got one of those. I also have an
given to me some time ago, it lives on the workbench. The calculator I
for school was an HP-29C, $190 IIRC. Half of a semester's tuition at the
time, it was
a stretch. I still have it, it still works.
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