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Burroughs Class 4 Adding Machine Section

Burroughs Class 4 Adding Machine Section

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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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
adding machine section
date made
ca 1912
Burroughs Adding Machine Company
place made
United States: Michigan, Detroit
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
paper (overall material)
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
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Burroughs Corporation
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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