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The Burroughs Corporation was a company dedicated to producing adding machines—the predecessor of the modern-day electronic calculator. The company was founded in St. Louis in 1886 and later moved its headquarters to Detroit. Burroughs was the largest adding machine company in the United States. Though they moved into computer product production in the 1950s, the company was surpassed by IBM and eventually combined with a competing electronics company to form the Unisys Corporation.


Adding Machines. (n.d.). Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved July 12, 2022, from https://www.si.edu/spotlight/adding-machines
Burroughs Corporation. (n.d.). Centre for Computing History. Retrieved July 12, 2022, from http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/8226/Burroughs-Corporation/

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