Burroughs Class 8 Adding Machine Model

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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
date made
ca 1925
Burroughs Adding Machine Company
place made
United States: Michigan, Detroit
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
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Burroughs Corporation
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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