The Rapid Collapse of the Swedish Mechanical Calculator Industry



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Beautifully made with 2,300 crafted parts, the Facit mechanical calculator first entered the market in 1932.

And for the next forty years it basically stayed the same.

The Swedish company that made it, Facit, employed thousands of people around the world to build and sell them.

Then over the span of just two years, they went from millions of dollars in profit to annihilation.

In this video, we are going to talk about a faded Swedish icon.

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