Antique Burrough's Adding or Figuring Machine c.1920-1930



An antique metal figuring (adding) machine by Burrough's. The body is metal with Bakelite keys and wooden handle. The lever pulls forward and back working the inner mechanisms. The black, white and red push button numbers are Bakelite, the first plastic produced. The piece has retained its original finish and is in good condition with appropriate patina for its age.
  • CREATOR Burrough's, Chicago (manufacturer)
  • DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1920-1930..
  • MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Steel, Metal, Bakelite.
  • CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • DIMENSIONS H 8.25 in. W 11 in. D 14 in.



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