Tiger Mechanical Calculator - Japanese Odhner
Tiger Japanese Mechanical Calculator circa 1940
The Tiger Calculating Machine Co. Ltd. of Osaka
34cm L x 18cm W x 12.5cm H 5.5kg
The Tiger Calculator is a pinwheel style machine manufactured in Japan by The Tiger Calculating Machine Co. Ltd. of Osaka. This machine is very similar to those of the European brands such as Original Odhner and Brunsviga.
Here is a blurry video showing the Tiger in action:
Tiger Calculator showing SN 36354 and Tiger Logo
This piece has an interesting history in that it was captured on the island of Saipan by the US Marine Corp 2nd Armored Amphibian Tank Battalion in June of 1944.
A closeup of the Japanese Kanji on the Tiger front plate with an English translation
Famous 'Roaring Tiger' logo appears on early Tiger Calculator Co. models
Tiger Japanese Mechanical Calculator left and right side view
Tiger Calculator back panel with closeup of Kanji characters (patent numbers?)
Tiger Mechanical Calculator with carrying case
Tiger Calculator with covers off and internal mechanism exposed