Has any Chi newspaper picked up on this bit of business history, from The Scotsman? I don't think so.
FACT OF THE DAY
Today in 1887, American inventor Dorr Eugene Felt of Chicago patented the world's first adding machine, named the comptometer . The machine, made from a macaroni box, staples, elastic bands and meat skewers, resembled a weird xylophone - but it proved both reliable and accurate. Click here to read today's news on science and techonology.