Burroughs Class 4 Adding Machine Section


This model of a section of a Burroughs Class 4 adding machine has a metal mechanism with a black metal case and handle, a black wooden knob on the handle, and a dark brown wooden base. The single column of black plastic keys with has keys numbered 1 to 9. There is a white repeat key, part of a carriage, and one spool of a ribbon.The side is of metal. At the front are two black numeral dials, and on the right is a handle. The model fits on two screws in the wooden base, but is not held tightly.

This is model #242 from the Patent Division of Burroughs Corporation. The Burroughs Class 4 was introduced in 1912. A metal tag attached to the object reads: DONATED TO (/) The Smithsonian Institution (/) by (/) Burroughs Corporation.

Date Made: ca 1912

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 Burroughs Corporation

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1982.0794.52Catalog Number: 1982.0794.52Accession Number: 1982.0794

Object Name: adding machine section

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)metal (overall material)wood (overall material)paper (overall material)glass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 37 cm x 50 cm x 22 cm; 14 9/16 in x 19 11/16 in x 8 21/32 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-10e1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_694157

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