machine is an enhanced version of the VA-17. The model designation
is an abbreviation of Vollautomat
Rückübertragung Elektronisch – fully automatic
calculator with electronic back transfer. The back transfer
is done through a series of printed circuit boards, wiring
and relays appended to the standard VA-17. This is an extension
of the technology developed for their Multiquick series of
accounting machines, which connected a calculating machine
to a typewriter.
machine was the last mechanical calculator developed by EMBEE
(Mathias Bäuerle), and was produced for little more
than two years. Although all EMBEE calculator production
ceased in 1964, the company is still in existence today as
of paper folding machinery (www.mb-bauerle.de).