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Burroughs Corporation records. Mechanical library.

 Collection
Identifier: CBI 90, Series 56
Collection was originally bound in volumes numbering 1-76. The information in each volume was all intermixed, including all of the above listed types of information. These were rearranged into a classification utilizing the series letters. The collection itself now has several subseries.
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

  • 1920-1968

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).

Extent

7 boxes (7 cubic feet))

Overview

The mechanical library was essentially a set of service books that described each machine. There were variations like instruction books, symbol lists, shop tool lists, and feature prints (blueprints). These were kept by the patent department. The way Burroughs identified different machines changed over the years, and sometimes included a style #, a class #, a series #, or any combination of these.

Historical Note

The mechanical library was essentially a set of service books that described each machine. There were variations like instruction books, symbol lists, shop tool lists, and feature prints (blueprints). These were kept by the patent department. The way Burroughs identified different machines changed over the years, and sometimes included a style #, a class #, a series #, or any combination of these.

Arrangement of Collection

The materials in this collection are arranged into the following groups:
  1. Instruction Books
  2. Symbol Lists and Parts/Tool Catalogs
  3. Feature Prints (blueprints)
  4. Miscellaneous

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.

Creator

Title
Burroughs Corporation Records. Mechanical Library, 1920-1968. Finding Aid.
Author
Prepared by Susan A. Stepka, September 1995; Updated by Kevin Irving, February 2007.
Date
1995
Language of description
English

Collecting Area Details

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