Adler & Casio electronic printing calculators
made in Japan c.1970s
How cool are these printing calculators? And fun to use. I could play with those big chunky keys all day- and don’t get me started on the sound of the printing!
For the more serious minded collectors out there- the Adler is your 121PD model, type CP 46, 220/240 V, and the Casio is your GR-2250, AC 220V, 50/60Hz. Did I mention they are totally fun to play with calculate with?
Ink and paper rolls are still available, so you could have these beauties on your desk and tote up your tax accounts with style. Or- a la Mad Men- add up the cost of the booze for the christmas party! Hey!- they go up to 12 digits!
The two machines are in excellent working order and are for sale: $AU145 [come with new paper rolls]
These figurines originally served as pin cushions: a stuffed velvet piece billowed out from the hollow section for you to place pins. The velvet is long gone and now these cutsie-pie figurines can hold all manner of stuff. They were made for the western export market- and as such- are now highly collectible.
The pair of pigs are pulling barrows and the mouse a pram. Their wild, exaggerated eyes remind me of anime- surely they were precursors? It’s rare to find a pair of anything quite so old [over 90 years old if you think about it] – and although I am not a big fan of figurines I find I do have an affinity for these – I think it’s the anime association. [Yes, ok, it could also be the kitsch, cutsie-pie association.]