This is the adding machine used by my grandfather and grandmother, Hugh & Lucy May Etter, at Hugh R. Etter Electric. I'm guessing my mother and father used it, as well, since my father worked alongside them for the first years of my parent's wedded life.
I have shared that my grandfather lost most of his fingers from frostbite in a hunting accident. His fingers were all odd shapes, lengths, and widths. An adding machine would have been hard for someone with his disability because the keys are set so close together. Not for Hugh Etter. He just started using the eraser end of a pencil to push the keys. We could learn a lot from those who must overcome!
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