Maker and Role
Burroughs Adding Machine Company, Manufacturer
A multi-keyed adding machine with white, black and red keys. There are 16 keys across the face and 10 keys down the face of the unit in various numerical sequences. Electro-mechanically operated. Mounted on top of the machine is a paper tray and the name "Burroughs" printed in gold lettering. Mounted on the base of the machine is an electric motor designed to drive the unit. There is a brass plate attached to the motor with the serial no.199858, Speed 1200, Amp.5, Volts 220, HP:½, Current: DC. There is a bakelite electrical plug at one end. The wire is rubber and has perished.
Note: Example of an early model. Keep for restoration.
Signature/Marks and Type
BURROUGHS ADDING MACHINE CO. / DETROIT, MICH., U.S.A. / No 199858 / SPEED 1200 / AMP. .5 / H.P. 1/8 / VOLTS 220 / DIRECT CURRENT Maker's Plate
Burroughs Adding Machine Company. Accounting Machine, F2456.2005. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).