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Russian abacus, USSR (CCCP), 1970s
Plastic (frame) and metal
14,0 x 10,0 x 1,0 cm
About this piece of art
Vintage Soviet counting frame (Russian abacus) in black. This frame is made of plastic and measures approximately 14,0 x 10,0 x 1,0 cm. Okay condition (one crack in the frame, see photo two!), this will make a great addition to your collection or decoration.
The counting frame is used vertically, with wires from left to right in the manner of a book. The wires are bowed to bulge upward in the center, in order to keep the beads pinned to either of the two sides. It is cleared when all the beads are moved to the right. During manipulation, beads are moved to the left. For easy viewing, the middle 2 beads on each wire (the 5th and 6th bead) are of a different color than the other eight beads. Likewise, the left bead of the thousands wire has a different color. The Russian abacus was in use in all shops and markets, used by merchants, traders and clerks throughout the Soviet Union. It is called "schoty" in Russian or "rakhivnytsia" in Ukrainian.
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Our guide for grading, unless stated otherwise in the product description, is:
A • Mint condition. This items has almost no sign of use or handling.
B • Near Mint condition. Some signs of use.
C • Fine condition.
D • Fair condition. This item displays noticeable wear but is still presentable.
E • Poor condition. The item shows noticeable wear which is distracting; but this item is unique in some way.
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