Adding Machine Section, Burroughs Model 656

Description
This is one of a series of adding machines and adding machine models prepared by the Patent Department of the Burroughs Adding Machine Company. It is a model of a steel mechanism for an adding machine that includes one column of eight white octagonal plastic keys (one key missing) and one numeral wheel with black plastic rim. Keys for odd digits are concave, and for even digits, flat. Complementary digits are indicated on the keys. A black metal piece covers part of the numeral wheel and has a window cut in it to show the number. A flat rod painted orange can be moved up to cover part of this window.
It is marked on a metal tag attached to the object: B.A.M.CO. (/) MODEL (/) No. 656. It is stamped on the side: 2A. 3 - 25 - ‘26 11 - 25 ‘25.
Objects 1982.0794.04 through1982.0794.10 were received together as Burroughs Patent model 42.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
adding machine model
date made
ca 1925
maker
Burroughs Adding Machine Company
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
steel (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11.5 cm x 7 cm x 26.8 cm; 4 17/32 in x 2 3/4 in x 10 9/16 in
place made
United States: Michigan, Detroit
ID Number
1982.0794.09
accession number
1982.0794
catalog number
1982.0794.09
subject
Mathematics
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Adding Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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