Tip the Waiter

Tip the Waiter

I found Tip in the kitchen behind the refrigerator. I don’t know how he got there and I don’t remember having him before then. He’s the handle of a vintage bottle opener. He’ll open bottles that aren’t vintage, too. He appears to be holding a beer mug and growler for Oktoberfest. I think he’s had too many bottles. He looks tipsy.

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“The Thacher calculating instrument was patented in 1881. It was cylindrical and could slide back and forth, giving it the power of several individual slide rules. It could do multiplication and division, and calculate interest, roots and powers of numbers to about five significant figures. It was also accurate to within about .01%, incredible accuracy for that time.

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