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BURROUGHS   CLASS 8
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T E C H N I C A L   D A T A    of  the  Mechanical  Printing - Calculator
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                                                       BURROUGHS  Class 8
Serial Number:       8-1301832

Dimensions:   (ca.)  Width   =  12    " /  30 cm
                     Depth   =  19_1/2" /  50 cm
                     Height  =  11    " /  28 cm

Weight:       (ca.)  19_3/4 lbs  /  9 kg

Mechanics:           8*9 Full-Keyboard,

                     Black Nylon Ribbon:
                     7/16" * 16'  /  11 mm * 5 m
                     ( Spool-Diameter = 1_3/4"  /  44 mm )
                     Paper Roll (Standard):
                     2_1/4" * 2_3/4" * 165'  (W * D * L)
                     57 mm  * 65 mm  * 50 m  (B * D * L)

Functions:           Addition, Subtraction ( as 9-Complement Addition )
                     NonAdd, Repeat, Subtotal, Total, NonPrint

Registers:           Input       =  8 Decimals
                     Arithmetic  =  8 Decimals
Manufacturer:
                     BURROUGHS Adding Machine Co.
                     Detroit, Michigan / USA
                     1925

H O W   T O   R E M O V E   T H E   C O V E R :
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 (1)  Remove the paper roll by unscrew its axle.
 (2)  Remove the 2 screws on front.
 (3)  Remove the 2 screw of the printing unit.
 (4)  Lift the printing unit. (Observe the gears connection !)
 (5)  Lift the cover of the machine.

HOW TO USE the BURROUGHS CLASS 8
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PRINT / NON-PRINT:
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SET the SWITCH in front of the right ribbon to the RIGHT.

ADDITION:
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Everytime a number is entered and the handle is pulled, the number
is added to the memory and printed when the PRINT-LEVER is in its
RIGHT POSITION. ( LEFT Position = NO-PRINT = PAPER SAVING Option. )

RESET KEYBOARD:
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If a wrong figure is entered in a column, repeat with the right
figure. To clear the keyboard: Push the ERROR Key.

REPEAT:
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To enter the same number more than once, press the REPEAT Key
before pulling the handle. To release it, press the ERROR Key.

SUBTOTAL:
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The cumulated sum will be printed when the SUBTOTAL Key is pressed
before pulling the handle. The memory will hold the actual sum.

TOTAL:
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The total sum will be printed when the TOTAL Key is pressed
before pulling the handle. The memory will be cleared.

ID-NUMBERS:
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An ID-Number can be entered and printed with the NON-ADD Key.
This input is not registered in the arithmetic unit. 

SUBTRACTION:
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For SUBTRACTION  9-Complement "Addition" has to be used.
(For DETAILS see the  INSTRUCTIONS to the  CLASS 5  CALCULATOR ... )

PRINTOUT - Example             with Comments:
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^   To clear memory:
|             * |   Press (TOTAL), Pull handle
|               |   Memory is clear!
|               |                        < Max.Input = 8 decimals > 
|  123.456.78   |   Enter (1st) number, Pull handle
|  234.567.89   |   Enter (2nd) number, Pull handle
|               |   Pull handle [ = empty line ]
|  358.024.67 S |   Press (SUBTOTAL) to print sum, Pull handle
|               |
|        4.56   |   Set (REPEAT), Enter number, Pull handle
|        4.56   |   Pull handle, Release (REPEAT) by pressing (ERROR)
|               |
|  358.033.79 * |   Press (TOTAL) to print total sum, Pull handle
|               |   Pull handle, Memory is clear!
|               |
|         .47 # |   Enter ID #47, Set (NON-ADD), Pull handle
|       67.89   |   Enter value,  Pull handle
|         .11 # |   Enter ID #11, Set (NON-ADD), Pull handle
|       54.32   |   Enter value,  Pull handle
|               |   Pull handle [ = empty line ]
|      122.21 * |   Press (TOTAL) to print total sum, Pull handle
|               |
|               |   !!!  A T T E N T I O N  !!!
|  876,543.21   |   Enter (1st) 8-Digit-Number, Pull handle
|  765,432.10   |   Enter (2nd) 8-Digit-Number, Pull handle
|               |   Pull handle [ = empty line ]
|  641,975.31 * |   Press (TOTAL) to print total sum, Pull handle 
|             * |   Press (TOTAL), Pull handle
|               |   9th-Digit LOST  !!!  < Max.Output = 8 decimals >
|               |   Memory is clear!
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R E M A R K S :         How to get a NEW RIBBON for this old machine  ???
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There are  11 mm  CARTRIDGES  for MATRIX-Printers on the market, e.g. ...

RIBBON  7/16" ( = 11 mm )  from a  » IBM-4201/4207-ProPrinter «  Cassette

   ...  Both  RIBBON SPOOLS  have to be wound  COUNTER-CLOCKWISE

impressum:
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