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Combination:Calculating Machine and Printer, 1897

Introduction: William S. Burroughs

Who was William S. Burroughs? What was the Burroughs Registering Accountant? How did the American Arithmometer Company begin? What is the legacy of Burroughs, his science, and his rewards?

These pages hold the answers to these questions and tell a fascinating story of how one man's idea revolutionized American industry.

Would you have purchased an Arithmometer? The Burroughs sales team would have tried to persuade you with their sales brochure. Click on the image at the right to open the brochure and turn back the pages of time.