Burroughs Adding Machine Section


This open cross section of a Burroughs adding machine has a metal frame painted black on one side, a single column of nine plastic-covered keys (one of these is missing), a mechanism for the keys, a short rubber carriage, and type. Two number wheels are at the front. Places where the mechanism and frame have been cut off are painted orange. The model is supposed to show transmission of action from the finger keys to the registering devices. The model rests on a metal shaft that is attached to a square wooden base.

This section was lent to the Smithsonian in 1924 by Burroughs Adding Machine Company of Detroit as an example of the technology of a current product. It recently has been donated to the Institution by Unisys Corporation.

Date Made: 1924

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 Unisys Corporation

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MA.308345Catalog Number: 308345Accession Number: 2011.0264

Object Name: adding machine section

Physical Description: metal (overall material)plastic (overall material)rubber (overall material)wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 46.5 cm x 19 cm x 38.5 cm; 18 5/16 in x 7 15/32 in x 15 5/32 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-03c4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_690198

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