Burroughs Class 3 Adding Machine


This full keyboard printing manual adding machine has a metal frame painted black, a metal keyboard painted green, and nine columns of black and white color-coded plastic keys. A glass window at the front of the machine reveals nine number dials. A crank fits into the right side. Behind the keyboard is a 12” carriage with a narrow paper tape and a bell. The key tops for the five function keys are loose or missing.

The machine is marked on a metal tag attached to the front: #3-674863. It is marked behind the keyboard: Burroughs. There is a line through the “o” in this mark.

Date Made: 1920

Maker: Burroughs Adding Machine Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Michigan, Detroit

Subject: Mathematics


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Credit Line: Gift of Elbert O. Schlotzhauer

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MA.335029Accession Number: 312145Maker Number: #3-674863Catalog Number: 335029

Object Name: adding machine

Physical Description: metal (overall material)paper (overall material)glass (overall material)plastic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 20.5 cm x 30 cm x 49.5 cm; 8 1/16 in x 11 13/16 in x 19 1/2 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-0f60-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_690145

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