Burroughs Series P Belt Drive Parts

This adding machine model from the Patent Division of Burroughs Corporation consists of ten gray metal pieces. The largest piece is a frame for a machine which has the dimensions given. In addition, there are two long springs, two shafts, one toothed wheel, one shaft with cams, two pieces that pivot, and one long shaped piece. These nine pieces were held together by a string which was replaced. The parts are said to relate to the belt drive for the Burroughs Series P.
A red tag attached to the model reads: PATENT DEPT. (/) #219 . With 1982.0794.42, this is model #219 from the Patent Division of Burroughs Corporation.
The Burroughs Series P was introduced in 1949, and this machine presumably dates from about that time.
Currently not on view
Object Name
adding machine model
date made
ca 1950
Burroughs Adding Machine Company
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: .1 cm x 7.7 cm x 23.2 cm; 1/32 in x 3 1/32 in x 9 1/8 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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