Burroughs Class 1 Adding Machine Section

Burroughs Class 1 Adding Machine Section

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This model is a section of a Burroughs Class 1 adding machine. It has a metal, glass, and plexiglass frame with one bank of round black plastic keys, two numeral wheels at the front toward the bottom (visible through the case), and related mechanism, including a dash pot. A paper tape holder, a carriage for the paper tape, and a crank with wooden handle are present. There is no paper tape. A steel bar attached at the base screws into a wooden stand.
The section is marked on the stand: Burroughs. A red tag attached to it reads: PATENT DEPT. (/) #268.
The Burroughs Class 1 was introduced in 1895.
Currently not on view
Object Name
adding machine section
date made
ca 1895
Burroughs Adding Machine Company
place made
United States: Missouri, St. Louis
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 39 cm x 24.2 cm x 49 cm; 15 11/32 in x 9 17/32 in x 19 9/32 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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