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Burroughs What-Is-It Page - Artifacts Needing Identification!

We are actively seeking information  related to any of the topics presented on this page... please email info@smecc.org if you can be of assistance!

Thanks, Ed Sharpe archivist for SMECC

 

First item C_O_S_T

Burroughs COST   -  tell us about  how this  was   used and  any interesting stories ..  This was in the  Jack Aldrige  collection 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

 

Date from and to this decal was used


 

Date  from and to - was this  sign was used  by authorized Burroughs Dealers?


 

What  system  from Burroughs did this come from?

 

 

What Bank or S&L in Arizona were these shot?

 



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The photos were taken in the First National Bank of Arizona' Tempe data center.  FNB bought 4 B4700's to replace B3500's in late 1974.  Those were subsequently upgraded to B4800's in '76 or so.  FNB became part of the Western Bancorp holding company (which also included Southern Arizona Bank
and United California Bank) and was one of the 4 primary data centers.

Best regards,

Keith Stringfellow
Chief Executive Officer and President
Ramsafe Technologies, Inc.

 

I was the account manager on FNBA, SAB and others from 74-77

 

WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE AT BURROUGHS? 
Please Help Identify!

(all photos Aldridge Collection at SMECC)

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I don't know all of these guys, but the one in the middle looks like E. James Mehelas.  Began his career in Detroit as an adding machine and posting machine salesman.  He was my branch manager in Toledo, Ohio from 1972-76.DSRoss-at-comcast.net

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Were these from the local Burroughs office...
 perhaps a  demo area? Or, was this a customer site?


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Is this the preliminary drawing for  the AN/ASQ-28 Console? 
Is this even Burroughs? We bought this from a 'general' dealer.
Here are the specs on the ASQ-28 (From http://ftp.arl.army.mil/~mike/comphist/)

ADD TIME   MICROSECONDS  MULTIPLY TIME MICROSECONDS DIVIDE TIME MICROSECONDS SYSTEM
624 3,744 3,744  AN/ASQ 28 (v) EDC

We are actively seeking information  related to any of the topics presented on this page... please email info@smecc.org if you can be of assistance!

Thanks, Ed Sharpe archivist for SMECC

 

 

Board 2BC1-1 Channel Card 10-18 60

(Aldridge Collection at SMECC)

I can positively identify the 2BC1-1 PC as a channel card from the first B-100 Sorter-Reader developed in Paoli in the late 50's. In addition, it had a small plug-in "piggyback" card containing a set of resistors representing one of the "signature" for the 14 different characters in the original MICR character set. The character recognition system
consisted of a read head , pre-amplifier, power amplifier, delay line, 14 channel cards and summing amplifier. The program was led by Walt Hanstein and I was a junior engineer who worked on the system development. - Ralph Parris

Thanks Ralph! tell us some more! Fascinating!  Any one want to add some more info? Does anyone have prints for this card or other docs? - Ed Sharpe Archivist for SMECC

 


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(Aldridge Collection at SMECC)


(Aldridge Collection at SMECC)

 


Reeves Soundcraft Instrumentation Tape

 

 
Lettering on side of  Reeves Box

750-RCCH-400-FDC-265-1.5 MIL
275959

 
6 Inch tape reel with tape, composition is  aluminum .
 Note the Electrodata imprint on the reel.
 
 

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(From left to right) 6AQ5, 6BH6 & 6AL5

Readers additions - The 3 vacuum tube may have been made at the Plainfield NJ plant. As I remember, there was a firm named Haydu (sp?) Brothers which was absorbed by Burroughs in the 50's time frame.- Ralph Parris

THANKS!  any other comments?  Ed Sharpe Archivist for SMECC

Card Reader Light Source? notice the bulbs.... 
What  model what year?

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Date of this blotter? click for larger view!

 
 
We finally got a scanner that  will scan  larger negatives .. sort of  nothing great!
Who are all the people  -  see  large shots below  This was a 4x5 copy negative
of a photograph  that someone had  taken  Jack Aldridge Collection at SMECC

 

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