Discussion in 'Black and White' started by red, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. red

    red Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 21, 2010


    [ February 1948 ]
  2. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    A mechanical computing machine form the 1950's, there were quite a few variants of this from companies such as Liliput, Sennebogen, Curta and others - some were like typewriters and others looked more like hand powered coffee grinders.
  3. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    OK, now I'm intrigued. When I saw the image I thought this was some sort of lens.

    What sort of computation would this thing have been used for?
  4. red

    red Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 21, 2010
  5. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
  6. red

    red Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 21, 2010


    [ Curta canisters 1948 to 1968]

    all pictures GF1 with lumix 20/f1.7 - collage with photoshop
  7. red

    red Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 21, 2010
    arrived from johannesburg



    [ I love slightly colored b/w pictures ]
  8. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Wonderful shots. The love the design of the machines. Thanks for sharing this gem.
  9. marrkede

    marrkede New to Mu-43

    Aug 17, 2013
    New York
    I like the design of the machines. Really amazing and nice stuff. Thanks for sharing.
  10. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    We used to use them in Road Rallyes (Time-Speed-Distance Rallyes)
  11. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 5, 2011
    Curta's were very common in the world of automotive rallying. Back in the day, rallying was more about precise time and distance (e.g., arriving at the end of the stage within seconds of the planned time, rather than in the shortest time).