Burroughs registering accountant, 1913.
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

Burroughs registering accountant, 1913.

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This keyboard model of an adding and listing machine, was introduced by William S Burroughs (1857-1898) in the 1880s. It was designed to type a column of figures and then, almost automatically, type the sum total below. This example was used at the Head Office of Barclay's Bank.

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