[ExI] Wizard Calculating Device

Kelly Anderson kellycoinguy at gmail.com
Mon Feb 28 06:27:40 UTC 2011

I've seen old manuals for this sort of thing come up occasionally on Ebay.

There are also a couple of web sites that sell old manuals, but don't
put them online.

Playing around with it is probably the best trick. Think of it as a
kind of Rubik's cube. :-)


2011/2/27 Darren Greer <darren.greer3 at gmail.com>:
> I went to a flea market today with my Mom and bought a lot (as in auction
> lot) of antique mathematical devices and tools. A fifty year old slide rule,
> a complete sixty year old Myers and Sons mathematics set in a tin case with
> a brass compass and protractor and ruler and the original pencil. All very
> cool stuff for five bucks in total. The lot also came with an analog Wizard
> calculating device, circa 1950, and made by a German company. It has a metal
> stylus, and nothing is seized up, but I can't figure out how the sucker
> works. Anyone have one of these dinosaurs and could give me a hint? I only
> bought them for my desk as a neat conversation piece and to marvel at while
> I'm working. I couldn't find any tips on the web.
> Darren
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