Add it will be rad

The Adding Machine invented by William Burroughs


  • The cost of the machine was $475
  • The Adding Machine was invented while William was working for the Boyer Machine Company
  • it was invented in the early 1880's
  • in early years the adding machines were helpful but often told incorrect answers
  • it was a helpful invention by letting Americans have an easier way of adding
  • to use it you press the buttons and it will solve the problem for you.
  • it has the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide
  • the adding machine can save problem memories so you can have the answer for later uses
  • after punching in the problem, crank the large handle and the answer will appear


  • -William Seward Burroughs
  • Born in Rochester, New York on January 28, 1855
  • Died September 14, 1898
  • Worked on machines in his childhood
  • Worked at National Bank of Auburn
  • Spent long hours adding numbers
  • There were earlier prototypes but they were often inaccurate
  • He quit his job then got a job in a machine shop