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Burroughs Adding Machine

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February 1911.
1927. 'Duplex' Adding and Listing machine.

of Nottingham, and Glasgow

1882 William Seward Burroughs conceived the idea of an adding machines[1]

1898 Company founded in USA

1905 Burroughs Adding Machine Company was incorporated in Michigan

Also see Burroughs Adding and Registering Machine Co of Nottingham

1909 Private company, Burroughs Adding Machines Ltd, was incorporated in Britain, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the US company[2]

1910 Exhibited 86 types and sizes of adding machine at Olympia[3]

1956 Rank Precision Industries manufactured microfilm-based recording system for Burroughs Adding Machine Company[4]

1961 Manufacturers of adding, calculating, bookeeping and other office machines. [5]

1961 Name changed to Burroughs Machines Ltd

1974 Introduced C7200 series of calculators.[6]

1986 Merged with Sperry Rand to form Unisys Corporation.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Aug 11, 1909
  2. The Times, Nov 26, 1968
  3. The Times, Oct 14, 1910
  4. The Times 5 October 1956
  5. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  6. The Engineer 1974/02/28 p 17.