Burroughs Style 30 17 07 Bookkeeping Machine

This full-keyboard, printing bookkeeping machine has a grayish tan metal case and round tan, light tan, and brown keys. It has 17 columns of round plastic keys. The thirteen columns on the right are digit keys, split into five columns and eight columns. The eight columns of digit keys on the right are color-coded in dark tan and light tan. The five columns of digit keys left of these are color-coded in light tan and brown. The machine also has a column of symbol and year keys (with the years “54” and “53”) and three columns of month and date keys. In back of the keyboard is a row of 17 brown column release buttons. Behind the keyboard is a wide carriage and a paper feed. A tan cord is at the back.
A mark on the front reads: Burroughs. A metal tag screwed to the bottom of the front reads: 98815. A red tag attached to the object reads: PATENT DEPT. (/) #211.
Compare 1982.0794.34 and 1982.0794.21. The Burroughs Class 30 was introduced 1935. This object was model 211 in the collection of the Patent Division of Burroughs Corporation.
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Object Name
bookkeeping machine
date made
ca 1953
Burroughs Adding Machine Company
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
overall: 32 cm x 65 cm x 63 cm; 12 19/32 in x 25 19/32 in x 24 13/16 in
place made
United States: Michigan, Detroit
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Science & Mathematics
Bookkeeping Machines
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Bookkeeping Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Burroughs Corporation
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