Burroughs Class 4 Adding Machine Section


This adding machine model has a metal mechanism with a black metal case and handle, a metal brace, and a dark brown wooden base. The case is open on one side. The single column of black plastic keys has keys numbered 1 to 9. The keyboard is painted dark green. There is a white repeat key, part of a carriage, a paper tape holder, a compartment for one reel of a ribbon, and two numeral wheels. The model has a metal support that attaches to a wooden base.

A metal tag attached to the object reads: DONATED TO (/) The Smithsonian Institution (/) by (/) Burroughs Corporation.

The Burroughs Class 4 was introduced in 1912. This is model #244 from the Patent Division of 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: 1982.0794.54Catalog Number: 1982.0794.54Accession Number: 1982.0794

Object Name: adding machine section

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)metal (overall material)wood (overall material)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 46 cm x 49.8 cm x 21.6 cm; 18 1/8 in x 19 19/32 in x 8 1/2 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-10e2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_694159

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