Burroughs Style 10 10 36 Adding Machine

This full-keyboard electric bank teller’s machine has eight columns of square color-coded keys. A printing mechanism, a narrow carriage, and a paper tape are at the back of the machine. Two compartments hold spools of the ribbon. It is unclear whether the handle fits this machine. A small key is on the right front of the keyboard. The machine lacks a top cover, but has an electric cord. No serial number was found.
A red tag attached to the object reads: PATENT DEPT. (/) #259. A sticker attached to the fron reads: BURR 10 10 36 (/) 4 REG BANK TELLER. A metal tag attached to the object reads: DONATED TO (/) The Smithsonian Institution (/) by (/) Burroughs Corporation. It once was in the Patent Division of Burroughs Corporation.
This model dates from after 1937.
Currently not on view
Object Name
adding machine
date made
ca 1950
Burroughs Adding Machine Company
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
paper (overall material)
overall: 29 cm x 31 cm x 42 cm; 11 13/32 in x 12 7/32 in x 16 17/32 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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