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Burroughs Newspaper and Magazine Articles


Introduction
Articles about the history of Burroughs
Articles relating to court cases and disputes
Short articles from around the world relating to Burroughs


There are many online archives of books, newspapers and magazines. On this page I will show various articles and extracts about or related to the Burroughs Adding Machine Company that I have found in such online archives and other online sources. If you find any others in the archives of your own country, then please let me know at mechcalc a t jaapsch d o t net.

These articles and extracts are shown here for educational and research purposes only, and no copyright infringement is intended. If you are the copyright owner of any article, and object to its presence here, let me know.
I have in some cases rearranged the layout of the text for the sake of readability, for example placing columns of text from different pages side by side in the same image, or splitting a single long column into two.

Advertisements from newspapers and magazines can be found on the Burroughs Advertisements page.


Articles about the history of Burroughs

The History of Computing, Part 5 - William Burroughs - Growth of Statistics Spawns Invention.
(1981-08-24 Computerworld)

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Articles relating to court cases and disputes

1909-08-04 The San Fransisco Call
1909-08-11 The San Fransisco Call

Burroughs refuses to pay state corporation tax.
(1909-08-04/11 The San Fransisco Call)
1909-09-23 The San Fransisco Call
1909-11-13 Sausalito News (California)

Burroughs pays state corporation tax.
(1909-09-23 The San Fransisco Call / 1909-11-13 Sausalito News, California)
1910-02-18 San Francisco Call

Burroughs disputes rates charges.
(1910-02-18 San Francisco Call)
1910-07-10 San Francisco Call

Burroughs disputes state corporation tax again.
(1910-07-10 San Francisco Call)
1911-08-12 The Washington Times (Washington DC)
1911-08-13 The Washington Herald (Washington DC)

Burroughs sues Adder Machine Company for patent infringement.
(1911-08-12 The Washington Times, Washington DC / 1911-08-13 The Washington Herald, Washington DC)
1911-10-31 Chicago Livestock World

Burroughs sued by disgruntled stockholders.
(1911-10-31 Chicago Livestock World)
1915-04-12 Albuquerque morning journal (New Mexico)

Result of litigation with Felt & Tarrant
(1915-04-12 Albuquerque morning journal, New Mexico))
1915-04-13 Algemeen Handelsblad, Result of the court case between Felt & Tarrant and Burroughs

Result of a court case between Felt & Tarrant and Burroughs.
(1915-04-13 Algemeen Handelsblad)
1915-06 The Pharmaceutical Era

Felt & Tarrant win patent dispute over calculator.
(1915-06 The Pharmaceutical Era)

Burroughs Adding Machine Company vs Felt & Tarrant Manufacturing Company
(1917-04-10, Circuit Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit)

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Short articles from around the world relating to Burroughs

Australia

1902-01-15 The Argus (Melbourne)

The Metropolitan Board of Works vote against purchasing a Burroughs machine.
(1902-01-15 The Argus, Melbourne)
1929-09-10 The Sydney Morning Herald

Latest Burroughs bookkeeping machines described.
(1929-09-10 The Sydney Morning Herald)

Canada

1919-03-11 McGill Daily

Lecture about machines used by actuaries.
(1919-03-11 McGill Daily, Montreal)

United Kingdom

1894-03-17 Sheffield Independent

Sale of shares for Burroughs' Registering Accountant (British and Colonial) Limited.
(1894-03-17 Sheffield Independent)
1894-03-17 South Wales Daily News, Demonstration of the Comptometer and Burroughs machines.

Demonstration of the Comptometer and Burroughs machines.
(1894-03-17 South Wales Daily News)

USA

1900-10-03 The Times (Richmond Va)

Puff piece in praise of the Burroughs Adding Machine.
(1900-10-03 The Times, Richmond Va)
1905-07-27 The Salt Lake Tribune (Utah)

Trialling a Burroughs convinces the Salt Lake Tribune.
(1905-07-27 The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah)
1906-07-08 Los Angeles Herald

An electric Burroughs in the money order department of the LA post office.
(1906-07-08 Los Angeles Herald)
1906-09-07 The Kennewick Courier (Washington)

The Exchange Bank buys a Burroughs machine.
(1906-09-07 The Kennewick Courier, Washington)
1907-06-26 Bryan Morning Eagle (Texas)

The City National Bank buys a special Burroughs machine.
(1907-06-26 Bryan Morning Eagle, Texas)
1907-11-29 Omaha Daily Bee (Nebraska)
1907-12-06 The Norfolk Weekly News-journal (Nebraska)

Woman has Valuable Patent.
(1907-11-29 Omaha Daily Bee, Nebraska / 1907-12-06 The Norfolk Weekly News-journal, Nebraska)
1908-07-24 The San Fransisco Call

An adding competition amongst bankers.
(1908-07-24 The San Fransisco Call)
1908-08-08 The Pacific commercial advertiser (Hawaii)

Burroughs buys Universal Adding Machine Company.
(1908-08-08 The Pacific commercial advertiser, Hawaii)
1908-11-05 Omaha Daily Bee (Nebraska)

Burroughs machines used for election results.
(1908-11-05 Omaha Daily Bee, Nebraska)
1908-11-06 The Sun (New York)

Full time work in all departments.
(1908-11-06 The Sun, New York)
1909-03-29 Arizona Republican

Mesa City Bank buys Burroughs machine.
(1909-03-29 Arizona Republican)
1909-04-01 Omaha Daily Bee (Nebraska)

Burroughs machines used for election results.
(1909-04-01 Omaha Daily Bee, Nebraska)
1909-07-12 The Evening News (Virginia)

Burroughs machines used for election results.
(1909-07-12 The Evening News, Virginia)
1910-03-16 The Salt Lake Herald-Republican (Utah)

An adding competition amongst bankers.
(1910-03-16 The Salt Lake Herald-Republican, Utah)
1910-05-05 El Paso Herald (Texas)
1910-05-06 El Paso Herald (Texas)

Lecture about advertising.
(1910-05-05/06 El Paso Herald, Texas)
1910-05-09 El Paso Herald (Texas)

An adding competition amongst bankers.
(1910-05-09 El Paso Herald, Texas)
1910-08-17 San Francisco Call

Burroughs machines used for election results.
(1910-08-17 San Francisco Call)
1910-11-12 Omaha Daily Bee (Nebraska)

Burroughs machines used for election results.
(1910-11-12 Omaha Daily Bee, Nebraska)
1911-03-09 University Missourian
1911-03-16 University Missourian
1911-03-21 University Missourian

Lecture about advertising.
(1911-03-09/16/21 University Missourian)
1911-07-01 Rock Island Argus (Illinois)

Detroit grows by attracting industry.
(1911-07-01 Rock Island Argus, Illinois)
1912-05-30 The San Fransisco Call
1912-06-07 The San Fransisco Call

An adding competition amongst bankers.
(1912-05-30/06-07 The San Fransisco Call)
1915-03-08 Urbana Daily Courier (Illinois)

Son of William Burroughs commits suicide.
(1915-03-08 Urbana Daily Courier, Illinois)
1916-04-05 Machinery as an Aid to Accountancy - Lawrence R Dicksee

Comparison between the Comptometer and the Burroughs adding-listing machine.
(1916-04-05 Machinery as an Aid to Accountancy, a published lecture by Lawrence R Dicksee)
1918-06-28 Graham Guardian (Arizona)

Bank of Safford buys a Burroughs machine.
(1918-06-28 Graham Guardian, Arizona)
1934-10 Nations-Business

Items at the MoMA and Industrial Arts Exposition in New York.
(1934-10 Nations-Business)

The Netherlands, and Dutch East Indies

1894-03-22 Kleine Courant, Confused article about Felt & Tarrant and Burroughs Comptometers

A confused article about Felt & Tarrant and Burroughs Comptometers.
(1894-03-22 Kleine Courant)
1952-07-09 De nieuwsgier

Lecture about office machines.
(1952-07-09 De nieuwsgier)

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