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Calculator Patent Art, Burroughs, 1888
Framed art accountant math gift Calculator by William Burroughs in 1888

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Print #: B8116S

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TITLE: Calculating Machine
INVENTOR: William Burroughs
YEAR: 1888
PRINT#: B8116S

Burroughs invented the first practical adding and listing machine. In 1886 Burroughs and several St. Louis businessmen formed the American Arithmometer Co. to market the machine. The first machine, however, required a special knack in pulling the handle to execute the calculation correctly. More often than not novice users would get wildly differing sums depending on the vigor they employed in using the invention. In 1893 Burroughs received a patent for an improved calculating machine, which incorporated an oil-filled 'dashpot,' a hydraulic governor. This device enabled the machine to operate properly regardless of the manner with which the handle might be pulled.
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Great quality, great value October 10, 2016
Reviewer: Cara DeVan from Chicago, IL United States  
A colleague of mine decorated his office with some of the Star Trek patent prints - he recommended that I check this site out and I have been dying for a reason to buy something.  The Calculator and Cash Register prints are so cool, I bought them unframed and gave them to my sister who works in the financial industry for her new office.  She loves them!

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