Artifact Details

Title

Mechanical adding machine

Catalog Number

102628717

Type

Physical object

Manufacturer

Burroughs Adding Machine Company

Place Manufactured

US

Identifying Numbers

Serial number 8-1353709

Dimensions

8 1/4 x 11 1/4 x 15 3/4 in.

Description

A "Feet and Inches" adding machine. Note that while most of the digit keys are numbered 1-9, the last column (red keys) is numbered 1-11. The last column is for inches and the other columns are for feet. So, for example, you could add 5'8" + 6'5" using this machine and the correct answer of 12'1". Object consists of adding machine and plastic dust cover.

Category

Calculator/mechanical

Credit

Gift of Thomas S. Tullis

Lot Number

X5800.2010