Burroughs Class 8 Adding Machine Section

This model is a section of a Burroughs Class 8 adding machine. It has a metal frame that holds a steel mechanism as well as two banks (e.g., columns) of square white plastic keys. A third column of gray plastic keys has keys labeled: “ST:, “TOT:, “NA”, “X”, and “E”. The metal bottom has two rubber feet. There is a part of a carriage, one spool of ribbon, and part of a paper tape holder with no paper tape. A chrome bar attached at the base screws into a wooden stand with a felt bottom. The dimensions given do not include stand and bar. These measure: 22 cm. w. x 22 cm. d. x 19 cm. h.
The Burroughs Class 8 was introduced in 1925. This is model #269 from the Patent Division of Burroughs Corporation.
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Object Name
adding machine section
date made
Burroughs Adding Machine Company
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 20.5 cm x 13.5 cm x 34 cm; 8 1/16 in x 5 5/16 in x 13 3/8 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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