That does look a lot like the old beige and brown Accu-Chek that I used in the early 1980s, though mine had streaks of blood on it from wiping the large bead off of the strip :). This one is much nicer looking, though (more colorful!) and it also has the Boehringer-Mannheim logo on it as well!
That was my first BG meter. You open the lid, put that clear barcoded calibration plastic thing in, and then an unused strip. Then close. Then open. Then apply a H-U-G-E drop of blood. Press Timer (the yellow button, only it's brown). At 60 seconds, wipe the blood off of the strip with a tissue or cotton ball, then place back in the open lid. Wait 60 more seconds, then close the lid. Read the result. Open the lid. Remove and discard the strip. Close the lid.
(Or, if you're me, forget about the last two steps until the next time around, when the strip is stuck to the little photo-window and you need to peel it off and clean it with an alcohol swab!)