Our museum is temporarily closed to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. Read a message from our director, and check our website and social media for updates.

Burroughs Model 9 Adding Machine

Burroughs Model 9 Adding Machine

<< >>
Usage conditions apply
Downloads
Description
This full-keyboard manually operated printing adding machine has a metal frame painted black, a metal mechanism and handle, a green felt keyboard, and a glass front. There are six columns of number keys, with nine keys in each column. Some plastic key covers are missing. There are non-add, subtotal, and total keys. The sum appears on number wheels visible through the glass front of the machine and prints on a 2-1/2 inch paper tape at the back which is not visible. The machine is marked on the front: BURROUGHS (/) DETROIT, MICHIGAN. It is also marked there: No.6-157907.
Alfred Harrell, the donor of the machine, was a Smithsonian photographer.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
adding machine
date made
1912
maker
Burroughs Adding Machine Company
place made
United States: Michigan, Detroit
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 31.5 cm x 23.5 cm x 39 cm; 12 13/32 in x 9 1/4 in x 15 11/32 in
ID Number
1981.0368.01
accession number
1981.0368
catalog number
1981.0368.01
Credit Line
Gift of Al Harrell
subject
Mathematics
See more items in
Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Adding Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Comments

Add a comment about this object