Burroughs Series P Belt Drive

Description:

This Burroughs adding machine has largely steel parts, a metal bottom and keyboard painted brown, and white and tan square plastic keys. It has eight columns of keys, with nine keys in each column. In addition to the four labeled function keys, there are two function key stems with no covers. Numbers with up to eight digits, as well as one character, print. It has no case, and there are several loose pieces in the back of the machine.

A red paper tag attached to the machine reads: PATENT DEPT. (/) #219. With 1982.0794.43, this is model #219 from the Patent Division of Burroughs Corporation. A metal tag at the front of the machine is marked: A3531-2.

The Burroughs Series P was introduced in 1949, and this machine presumably dates from about that time.

Date Made: ca 1950

Maker: Burroughs Adding Machine Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Michigan, Detroit

Subject: Mathematics

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See more items in: Medicine and Science: Mathematics, Adding Machines, Science & Mathematics

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Credit Line: Gift of Burroughs Corporation

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1982.0794.42Catalog Number: 1982.0794.42Accession Number: 1982.0794

Object Name: adding machine model

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)paper (overall material)metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 19 cm x 22.6 cm x 34 cm; 7 15/32 in x 8 29/32 in x 13 3/8 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-22ed-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_694115

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