Burroughs Electro-Mechanical Typewriter


This Burroughs Corporation electro-mechanical typewriter was produced during the first half of the 20th century in Detroit, Michigan. Burroughs was better known for its line of adding machines, as it began its history as the American Arithmometer Company, before changing its name to the Burroughs Adding Machine Company. In 1953 the company renamed itself the Burroughs Corporation, moving on to produce typewriters, and subsequently computer mainframes. This typewriter has mechanical keys, but an electric carriage return. The typewriter has an extra-wide carriage to accommodate larger sheets of paper, intended for tabular and statistical work.

Date Made: 1932

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Jack Markowitz

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1985.0952.01Catalog Number: 1985.0952.01Accession Number: 1985.0952

Object Name: typewriter, electro-mechanicalelectro-mechanical typewriter

Measurements: overall: 9 1/4 in x 14 in x 32 in; 23.495 cm x 35.56 cm x 81.28 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-d06d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1050288

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