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Posted - 10/03/2009 :  15:33:00 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Mike,

Yes you held a pencil between your thumb and the palm of your hand, and added up £sd using 4 fingers. For speed you never went above the 5 key, so 9 you depressed 5 + 4, 8 was two 4's etc. You soon got used to it and it was surprizing how quickly you could do it because you built up a rhythm !!! Of course the newer electric machines the keys were easier to depress so were easier, the worst part was learning the shillings and pence as decimals of a £. as all calculations were done in decimals and in those days we had 240 pennies to the pound. Again the more common ones we remembered but we still had to look at charts for others.

I used to do the payroll for a factory in Harlesdon in London, and worked in the accounts office there.

morgan Posted - 10/03/2009 : 07:58:44
Correction to the Above !

Peniciiin was discovered in 1928 by Fleming
Biro in 1938 by Laszlo

I didn`t want Val climbing all over me

Morgan as if I would I seem to be getting a bit of a reputation


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At last, some hope !


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