Museum of the data processing

This museum groups a punched-card collection established of a vast collection of typewriters and to calculate, among which 253 are exposed including certain well known rare specimens of the collectors.

A part of this collection, having belonged to Mr PREJEAN, terminal operator to Draguignan marks the chronology of the industrialization gathering the signature of prestigious manufacturers.

Invaluable specimens in home state are exposed to it: Millionaire, creates by the racing driver of the 20s Léon Bollé, was presented to the World Fair of 1889. She will bring a direct multiplication, while the previous computers such the Arithmometer (1820) were followed by a multiplication in a continuation of additions …
She will be used notemment by W. Pickering by 1905, during the calculations which will highlight a planet X beyond Neptune.

His production, realized by the Swiss engineer Egli, will be of the order of 4655 copies and will stop in 1937.

These mechanics of figures and letters also include very beautiful cash registers of style new century, and in the beginning of XXth century. These movements, gearings and joints are similar to the universe of the watchmaker’s shop, the automatons of the mechanical loom and the armorer’s.

The department of typewriters confides in the floor with hundred parts, crossing the century since the ancestors of very famous Remington, Underwood and numerous prestigious and suggestive names: Adler, Japy, Mercedes …

A journey in the time waits for you there!

Museum of the data processing – rue de la Prison – 83830 Bargemon

Schedules from April to September – FREE access

Wednesday – Thursday : 10am – 12am  and 2:30pm to 6:30pm

Friday – Saturday : 2:30pm – 6:30pm

Saturday : 4pm to 7pm

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The World USA (1886)

This machine of kind virotype was widely spread in the time.

The model of the museum belonged in prestigious engineer Gustave Eiffel

MASTER (1930)

Calculating machine

OLIVER 10 (1917)

During the search for the locations of the basket, the Canadian manufacturer Thomas Oliver opted for a side arrangement.