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Russian abacus, USSR (CCCP), 1970s


Plastic (frame) and metal
1970’s vintage 
14,0 x 10,0 x 1,0 cm
75 gr 

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.

Condition: D • Fair condition. This item displays noticeable wear but is still presentable.

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