Burroughs Cash Register Model

This manufacturer's model of a cash register has a metal case painted black and four columns of black and white digit keys. To the right of these is an operating bar and various function keys. At the left is a paper tape. At the top are indicator digits in an enclosed case. At the front are two rows of register wheels. A box below is in the shape of a cash drawer. The clearance key is on the right front.The machine has a black cord.
This example is from the collection of the Patent Department of Burroughs Corporation. According to the accession file, it was an invention of Walter Pasinski. A patent case relating to it was abandoned March 5, 1953.
Currently not on view
Object Name
cash register
date made
ca 1950
Burroughs Adding Machine Company
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
paper (overall material)
overall: 56 cm x 54 cm x 45 cm; 22 1/16 in x 21 1/4 in x 17 23/32 in
place made
United States: Michigan, Detroit
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Cash and Credit Registers
Computers & Business Machines
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Cash and Credit Registers
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Burroughs Corporation
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