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IT OF LABOR-SAVING DEVICES FOR UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT!
I -Under the Auspices of the President's Commission on Economy and Efficiency UNION BUILDING, 621 G STREET N.W. JULY ?f Open to Business Men of Washington and General Public Two Days, July 8th and J 3th, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m to 9:30 p.m. 100 REPRESENTATIVE FIRMS IN THE GREATEST EXHIBIT OF LABOR-SAVING DEVICES EVER HELD AT THE NATIONAL CAPITAL opdl Rum ^[The U. S. Government is today using 1,341 Burroughs Bookkeeping Machines to handle an enormous volume of work with figures. The Census Department alone uses 262 Burroughs Machines, and some remarkably rapid work is being done on them. BMrronnghs Bookkeeping Machines ^fOne operator (so an Assistant Director explained) handled thirty-four thousand two hundred (34,200) items in a working day of seven hours?over 81 items per min ute, over 1 1-3 items per second. And this record was made not for a few minutes only, not for an hour or so, but for the whole of a working day. The work was done on a seventeen - column electrically driven Burroughs, split into three separate sections. Each nine items constitute a schedule and are totaled. Care has to be taken to properly align them on the wide sheets of paper used. All of this work and that of putting in and removing the sheets was done in that time. fNo other device has ever been produced that will -do all kinds of work with fig ures so rapidly, so accurately and with so little effort as the Burroughs. It adds, sub tracts, multiplies and divides, and prints the results in clear, readable type. All world records for speed and accuracy are held by the Burroughs. There are 78 distinct styles of Burroughs Bookkeeping Machines with features that may be combined in 321 different ways. Some models are small, for the retailer with a limited amount of figuring work; other models are larger, up to the size used by the Census Bureau. Prices, too, vary according to the size and the amount of work the machine will handle. They run from $175 up to $8JO and may be paid in small monthly sums if desired. If in your business there are figures to be handled for one hour a day or longer there is a Burroughs that will save time and money for you. Let us show you the right model Burroughs and demonstrate in your own office on vour work that it will be a paying investment for you. This will not cost you a cent or put you under any sort of obligation. Write for free demonstration today to BURROUGHS ADDING MACHINE COMPANY E. S. Newman, Sales Manager 814 Fourteenth Street Northwest, Washington, D. C. Visit our booth at the Government Exhibit for Labor Saving Devices ART METAL CONSTRUCT 101 CO ?9 it i, MAIN OFFICES AND FACTORIES, JAMESTOWN, N. Y. MANUFACTURERS OF ^ o 3 qmpmem IN STEEL AND BRONZE We Carry the Most Complete Lime of Stock Desks and Horizontal and Vertical Units on tlhe Market VISIT OUR EXHIBIT. , SECOND FLOOR, SPACE 2 The Telephone Smile A traveling man recently made this statement: "While in Washington I had occasion to telephone to a big merchant, a busy man of many affairs. "I had not much time and I was not in a particularly happy frame of mind, so I gave the firm's number rather gruffly and without any 'please,' although the operator had asked my number quite politely. In an instant, however, the firm's operator was saying pleasantly, 'Thomas Brown, Read ft Co.' "This was disconcerting, as I was prepared to go through the tiresome rigamarole of Hello, who is this?' 'Whom do you want?' and a thousand and one phrases which tangle up the beginning of so many calls. "Instead, as the young woman had introduced her house, I replied: 'This is Mr. York, of The Worth Com pany, Chicago. I wish to talk with Mr. Brown,' and she answered: 'Just one moment, please!' "'Ah, here,' thought I, 'is where I run np against some clerk who will want to know all about my business.' You may imagine my surprise when I heard: 'Good morning, Mr. York. Are you in town, and can't you come over to see us?'?this from the man whom I thought would be too busy to talk to me by telephone. "That little courteous entree to Mr. Brown's office had such an effect upon me that not only did I consum mate a satisfactory deal, but ere long I was emanating good feeling wherever I went, and my trip was most successful." In telephone transactions, an ounce of courtesy is worth a pound of after-apologies. The Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Company ! STANDARD LJ TYPEWRITER < (? "EVERY ROYAL SOLD SELLS ANOTHER" Simple Strong Quiet Portable Light Running Standard Keyboard Visible Writer Heavy Manifolder ? Right Priced Guaranteed Reliable "On the Job'' | 4 f *? I * I | ? Royal Typewriter Co. 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