Burroughs Class 3 Adding Machine

Description
This full keyboard printing manual adding machine has a metal frame painted black, a metal keyboard painted green, and nine columns of black and white color-coded plastic keys. A glass window at the front of the machine reveals nine number dials. A crank fits into the right side. Behind the keyboard is a 12” carriage with a narrow paper tape and a bell. The key tops for the five function keys are loose or missing.
The machine is marked on a metal tag attached to the front: #3-674863. It is marked behind the keyboard: Burroughs. There is a line through the “o” in this mark.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1920
maker
Burroughs Adding Machine Company
place made
United States: Michigan, Detroit
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
glass (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 20.5 cm x 30 cm x 49.5 cm; 8 1/16 in x 11 13/16 in x 19 1/2 in
ID Number
MA.335029
accession number
312145
maker number
#3-674863
catalog number
335029
Credit Line
Gift of Elbert O. Schlotzhauer
subject
Mathematics
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Adding Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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