Patented in 1965 and produced by Specialized Mass Markets. User would insert token and use a rotary-phone-style dial to enter their token number. The machine would tally the numbers and indicate winners depending on the sum of said numbers. See USPTO US3455557.
These machines had embossed metal numbers marking their ends.
Note the large belt pulley in the center of the frame. Follow the axel it’s on and you’ll see several belts still attached to the drive, which was originally steam-driven.
Smashed TVs and stone foundations in a former common room in the basement.
On my first self-guided tour, the calculator was caught my eye because it was one of the few things left behind in the laboratories that filled the second floor. On my next trip, it had been smashed to pieces.
After Wilson Bros moved out, a furniture company moved in.
Under the steam engine in the lower engine room–the camera is mounted right over the beginning of the cam shaft.
End of the paint line. After reading Father Action’s excellent-as-always writeup about his adventures here, I was pretty cautious around big spinning alarms. (See http://www.actionsquad.org/fordII1.html)
Much of the milling equipment predated the mill itself, so I would not be surprised if this particular machine really dates to 1860.