as the Brunsviga - it was probably more successful than
Odhner died in 1905, but his son continued the business
at the Russian plant until the revolution, when he fled
to Sweden. A new company was formed there in 1920, and
still operates today as Facit.
These very light, practical hand crank machines were exceedingly
popular, and are still in use today.
The last major developments in commercial calculating
machines came from America and France. A machine that
would perform multiplication simply had not yet been built.