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Burroughs Corporation records. Thomas Butler papers

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 90, Series 17

Scope and Content Note

This series contains Thomas Butler's notes and drawings of the schematic during the Sensimatic's development in 1935-1937, and his patent (#2629549) dated 1953.

Scope and Contents

This is one series of the Burroughs Corporation Records (CBI 90). Please see the other series finding aids for further information regarding the Burroughs Corporation.

Dates

  • 1935-1937, 1953

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access to materials:

Access to the collection is unrestricted.

Copyright:

The Charles Babbage Institute holds the copyright to all materials in the collection, except for items covered by a prior copyright (such as published materials). Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Biographical Note

Thomas Butler was an engineer with Burroughs who worked on the development of the Sensimatic. When this machine was released during the late 1940s and early 1950s, it was an immediate hit, and became one of Burroughs' biggest all-time sellers.

Extent

1 box (0.25 cubic feet)

Abstract

Series contains Thomas Butler's notes and drawings of the schematic during the Sensimatic's development in 1935-1937, and his patent (#2629549) dated 1953.

Acquisition:

The records were given to the Charles Babbage Institute by Unisys Corporation in 1991, accession 991-35.

Related Material

This is one series of the Burroughs Corporation Records (CBI 90). Please see the other series finding aids for further information regarding the Burroughs Corporation.

Title
Burroughs Corporation Records. Thomas Butler Papers, 1935-1937, 1953. Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by Susan A. Stepka, August 1995.
Date
June 2006
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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