Artifact Details

Title

Burroughs Portable Adding Machine

Catalog Number

X1228.96

Type

Physical object

Date

ca. 1940

Manufacturer

Burroughs Adding Machine Company

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Other number 9-1398354 On top panel below buttons.

Dimensions

8 1/2 x 9 x 13 1/4 in.

Description

Wedge-shaped black metal box. Green front with pad of numbered punch keys (eight columns of nine keys), and five function keys.Wood-handled crank on right side. Paper reel and ribbon holder (with ribbon) on top. Printed on front in red lettering "Burroughs Portable." "Printed on back in red lettering"This Machine Protected by U.S. and Foreign Patents." ["First in Use, First in Usefulness" is the motto accompanying our handsome Burroughs portable adding machine with paper tape.

Category

Calculator: electromechanical

Lot Number

X1228.96