A vintage calculator equals big bucks on 'Storage Wars'

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A Vintage Calculator Equals Big Bucks on 'Storage Wars'


Tuesday night's brand-new episode of "Storage Wars" was all a numbers game for Dave.

A cheap storage unit buy in beautiful Perris, California, ended up being a huge plus for the bidder we love to hate when he unearthed this hidden treasure.

"Bunch of old adding machines. You know, some of these bring pretty good money. Some of these are pretty cool. This thing here got some numbers on it. It looks like some kind of counter," said Dave on "Storage Wars."

Yes, Dave discovered quite a few vintage adding machines after scoring this tech-filled locker for $155.
But there was one in particular that had him seeing dollar signs almost immediately — this Curta handheld mechanical calculator.

"This was invented in the 1940s and is a marvel of precision engineering."

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Just a quick glance at eBay will tell you these little machines often equal big bucks.

And Dave's was no exception. An employee at Recycled Goods estimated the cost of the Curta.
"I would say, $1,200," said Tom at Recycled Goods.

According to our expert calculations, that big find equals a big profit for Dave's unit, bringing the value up to a whopping $2,035.

Talk about a sweet addition to Dave's pocket!
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