Burroughs Bank Register Machine

This full-keyboard printing electric adding machine has a block of 12 columns of square tan and white color-coded plastic number keys with a column of function keys to the right. Right of these are two function bars. A narrow carriage, with printing mechanism and paper tape, is at the back. There are 14 type bars in the printing mechanism, and a black ribbon. The machine has no case. There is power cord at the back and a loose gray piece.
A red tag attached to the machine reads: PATENT DEPT. (/) #141. It was model #141 in the collection of the Patent Division of Burroughs Corporation. A metal tag under the keyboard reads: 3448. A metal tag attached to the object reads: DONATED TO (/) The Smithsonian Institution (/) by (/) Burroughs Corporation.
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Object Name
adding machine
date made
ca 1950
Burroughs Adding Machine Company
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
paper (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 26.3 cm x 30.2 cm x 36 cm; 10 11/32 in x 11 7/8 in x 14 3/16 in
place made
United States: Michigan, Detroit
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Science & Mathematics
Adding Machines
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Adding Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Burroughs Corporation
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