Burroughs Class 8 Adding Machine Model

This model includes one column of nine round brown plastic numeral keys. To the right of this is a second column of five function keys, four tan and one dark brown. Also present are a container for one spool of a ribbon, part of a carriage, and part of a paper tape holder. It has no handle. The case is of brown metal and clear plexiglass. The section can be displayed on a steel support that holds it on a wooden stand.
A metal tag reads: DONATED TO (/) The Smithsonian Institution (/) by (/) Burroughs Corporation.
This is model #265 from the collection of the Patent Division of Burroughs Corporation. The Burroughs Class 8 adding machine was introduced in 1925.
Currently not on view
Object Name
adding machine section
date made
ca 1925
Burroughs Adding Machine Company
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 34 cm x 22.5 cm x 34 cm; 13 3/8 in x 8 27/32 in x 13 3/8 in
place made
United States: Michigan, Detroit
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
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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