Antique Adding Machine…


July 29, 2014 by Terry

 (This post featured on Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Friday)

I recently required this sweet antique adding machine from my neighbor.  They were weeding out a bit of what they called “junk” from their garage and wondered if there was anything I was interested in.  Over in the corner of the garage on a wonderful little primitive cabinet sat this…

IMG_2515IMG_2514… An eight column Burroughs adding machine!!!  Thank you neighbor… Thank you!!!

Imagine the days when the convenience of this adding machine first came out.. oh how much easier it made doing the pay roll and accounting tasks at the office! AND…it was PORTABLE!!! WOW!  It only weighs around 20lbs!!  Ha!

PicMonkey Collage adding machineI love the way it looks..dirt, spiderwebs and all… I looks so nice on my primitive table with my deconstructed wing back chair…my rusty bolt…

The only problem is I can’t keep the kids off of the buttons…we’ve been playing office since it came to live here :0)

IMG_2511IMG_2509IMG_2515IMG_2532I just finished painting a little metal 3 drawer dresser today..share that with you soon!

Take care!



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7 thoughts on “Antique Adding Machine…

  1. That’s a beautiful vignette! Are you a fan of Restoration Hardware?? Fits right in. Where’s the poster from?


  2. Trent says:

    The fireplace room looks good. That’s a pretty antique looking corner…I like it!!!


  3. […] from The Curator’s Collection was actually sharing an antique adding machine she found, but I am head over heels for the […]


  4. Hey Terry – that deconstructed chair is awesome! Did you do it? I love the bones!
    ~ Delia


    • Hi Delia! Yes, I did do the chair in this post. I love Restoration Hardware but can’t afford the real deal so I tried to make my own. :0) I love this chair! Thanks for stopping by!


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