So these guys that do military archaeology unearthed this thing on a WWI/WWII location in Romania and have no idea what it is. Does anyone have any idea what it is? Apparently it still has some Feldgrau marks on it so it's most likely a military artifact. I can post more pics if needed. A guy assumed it could be from a telephone switchboard but i'm not certain.
I have strong doubts. It doesn't look like any typewriter i ever seen.
Well that component isn't from a 70's - 80's typewriter, dorkus. It's rusted to shit, probably 30's or 40's, maybe 20's, and typewriters from that era used to take up a third of someone's desk.
this adding machine is from the 20's nigger
Yeah, but it's an adding machine. Not a typewriter or cash register. From what I can tell from the shitty photos, it's a different shape from typical typewriters and registers, which match the shape of OP's component.
/k/'s expertise is with on weapons and military equipment, not peices of junk dug out of some cowfield in europe.
It might be some peice of military equipment, it might also be fucking nothing.