Vintage Sterling Dial-A-Matic automatic adding machine, mid century adding machine, vintage mid century nostalgia, stylus operated adding

$21.60 $27.00

Super cool plastic automatic adding machine, Sterling Dial-A-Matic, adds and subtracts. With original box and stylus (they call it a pick). Sterling Plastic No 565. Made in the USA. In very good condition, box shows light wear. This is a great piece of history and nostalgia.

This snippet is from the Smithsonian:

Marked on the front: Dial-A-Matic ADDING MACHINE. It is also marked there: SP (/) STERLING. The letters “SP” are in a circle. The New Jersey firm of Sterling Plastics used the trademark of SP in a circle with a clear background from 1945, registered this as a trademark in 1953, and renewed the trademark in 1973. The company first used the term Dial-A-Matic in commerce in 1954, registered it as a trademark in 1955, and renewed the trademark in 1975. The device is based on a patent taken out by Otto Lehre of Springfield, New Jersey.

Please remember everything on Nothing’s New Here has been previously owned and/or up-cycled into something else. So, in saying that no item is perfect but that makes it more beautiful! These treasures are vintage and contain happy memories of wear and use.

Packing material is all recycled, so you are not receiving a cute package, but it will be wrapped with lots of care.

Please follow me or visit these sites:


Paypal & Direct Checkout.Once payment is received and cleared, items will be shipped within 3-5 business days, unless otherwise stated.

Shipping from United States

If actual shipping is more than 2.00 less than quoted I will refund the difference. If interested in a larger, heavier item please message me, there might be a way to save on shipping. All items are insured for shipping damage and/or loss.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Returns and exchange details

If you are not satisfied with your purchase for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will be more than happy to work with you. Return labels are to be paid for by the buyer. Please remember items are from up-cycled materials and or loved for many years, they are all used and being re-purposed. No item is perfection but should be perfect in your eyes.


If you would like to have extra photos taken I will gladly do that. Please ask. I will consider any reasonable offers.