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Sirius Computer
 

This is the official time-line taken from the now defunct victortech.com website.

1918
The Victor Adding Machine Company is founded in Chicago, Illinois.
To protect his unintentional $100.00 investment in Victor, Carl Buehler reluctantly allows himself to be elected company president. The Chicago meat market owner does not realize he is laying the foundations of a family dynasty.

1919
The first Victor adding machine, the original non-listing Model 110, is brought to market. It is smaller, lighter, faster and less expensive than the competition.

1921
Victor introduces the improved Model 110 eight-column adding machine with paper tape. At a retail price of $100.00 each, 2,000 units sell in the first year.

1928
Victor introduces the Model 310S and Model 320S "subtractors", the first Victor machines to perform both addition and subtraction. The 320S retails for $125.00

1929
Facing grim economic realities, Victor reluctantly discontinues its line of Garbell portable typewriters.

1932
Control of Victor passes to son A.C. Buehler following the death of Carl Buehler.

1939
Victor introduces the 600 series of full keyboard adding machines and the 700 series of ten-key machines. Prices range from $47.50 to $70.00. The 600 and 700 series help spur a 301% sales increase between 1938 and 1941.

1941
Victor announces the Employees Security Fund, an innovative all employee profit sharing plan. Festivities are subdued but not canceled.

1942
Victor brings its manufacturing expertise to bear on the war effort, producing an aircraft directional compass, as gunsight for B-24 turret-mounted machine guns, and a fire cutoff unit to prevent upper turret-gunners from shooting the tails or wingtips off their own planes. Most important, Victor agrees to manufacture 1000 Mark XV, Model 7 bombsights, the famous Norden bombsights.

1945
Victor manufactured Norden bombsight helps bring World War II to an end.

1953
Victor enters the cash register business when it buys its long-time customer, the McCaskey Register Company.

1961
Victor merges with the Comptometer Corporation to become the Victor Comptometer Corporation. Comptometer, founded in 1887 as Felt & Tarrant, brings with it to the new marriage Comptometer Schools, the Electrowriter, the Burke Golf Equipment Corporation, the Worthington Ball Company, the Nebraska Salesbook Company, and the National Systems and Forms Company. In merging with Comptometer, Victor becomes a publicly traded corporation.

1966
V ictor becomes the exclusive North American distributor for sophisticated cash registers manufactured by Hugin Kassaregister AB of Sweden. These machines complement Victor's own Series 9 mechanical registers, descendants of the McCaskey machines.

1967
Victor acquires Daisy Manufacturing Company and Bear Archery.
Victor achieves Fortune 500 status.

1968
Victor reaches agreement with Nixdorf Computers of West Germany to distribute the Nixdorf 820 in the United States and Canada under the Victor name.
Victor acquires world-wide distribution rights from Nixdorf for the Wanderer desktop calculator. The machine is marketed as the Victor 1500.

1971
Victor introduces the Series 1800 line of electronic calculators.

1976
Victor designs and begins manufacturing its own line of electronic cash registers in Chicago, Illinois.

1977
Victor is acquired by Kidde, Inc., as a wholly owned subsidiary called Victor United. Victor's business machines division becomes Victor Business Products and is moved to El Paso, Texas.

1980
Kidde capitalizes Sirius Systems Technology, a promising high-tech startup company.
Kidde arranges for Victor to acquire three-year exclusive domestic distribution rights to Sirius' first desktop business computer. The computer is sold as the Victor 9000.
Victor introduces a new line of calculators and a new line of electronic cash registers.

1982
Sirius joins with Victor United and becomes Victor Technologies, thus, Victor Technologies becomes the exclusive heir to the Victor name.

1985
Datatronic AB of Sweden purchases a 90% interest in Victor Technologies.
Victor 380, 1242 and 1245 printing calculators introduced.
Victor 2000 line of electronic cash registers introduced.
Victor VI and VPC micro-computers introduced.
1200 Series desktop calculators introduced.

1987
Victor 1500 sleek, modern, heavy duty calculator series introduced.

1988
Victor puts major emphasis back into its core business... calculators.

1989
Victor introduces the 1400 series, models 1230, 1250A and 1280A, all with versatility and value priced.

1990
Victor releases solar powered 1200A desktop display calculator, 1220 AC/DC compact print/display calculator and the high powered, super fast print speed 1500A series.

1991
The then current management team of Victor U.S.A. consisting of Dick Battalini, Joe Federman, and Marty Lent purchased the assets of Victor from its Swedish parent company.

1992
Victor principals redirect the marketing of calculators in U.S.A. and sales start dramatic rise.

1993
Victor releases new high print speed heavily featured 1500III Series and the new model 1280III mid-priced ribbon print/display calculator.

1994
Victor releases the new model 1260, very affordable priced ribbon calculator, the 1100 semi-desktop display calculator and the 1120 portfolio calculator, marking Victors' commitment to the low, as well as high end of the calculator market.

1995
Victor releases improved models 1500-4 series, 1280-4, 1260-2, 1460-2, 1430-2, 1220-2 and new models 1225, 1212, 1210, 1205, 1200-3, 930 and 908. These aggressive new releases bring the Victor calculator line up to 21 models from low end hand held and scientific models to high end, high speed, heavy duty, office quality print/display calculators.
In November, Victor announces a new warranty policy, longest in the industry. It consists of a two year warranty on all twinspool/cartridge ribbon calculators, and a one year warranty on all ink roller, display and even hand held units.

1996
Victor grows by "leaps and bounds," with new product line and expanded customer base.
Victor joins Internet.

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