Burroughs E6000

From: Merle K. Peirce <at258_at_osfn.org>
Date: Mon Oct 15 18:57:44 2001

We have a B80 and would appreciate anything you might want todonate.

On Mon, 15 Oct 2001, M H Stein wrote:

> Ah, yes, remember them well, and the mechanical B series they replaced; might even still have some parts and ledger cards... Those were the days, programming with metal punches and tweaking and debugging with a file... made great desks when they were scrapped...
> But while on this topic, anybody out there doing anything with Burroughs L series or B80/90 systems? Have tossed most of it out, but still have some cards, manuals and a cassette drive with controller if anyone's at all interested.
> And of course some paper and mylar tape stuff...
> And some Burroughs calculator manuals, mechanical and electronic..
> mike
> ----------------------------
> Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2001 17:29:07 -0500
> From: "Patrick L. Boland" <plboland_at_home.com>
> Subject: Re: Burroughs E6000
> As late as 1977 ! was using two Burroughs E6000 computers to perform the
> function of loan payment application. The loans were for health club
> membership in the Chicago area and a great deal of the rest of the upper
> midwest area. We had over 50,000 loans outstanding at any time and
> processed from 1,000 to 3,000 loan payments a day. The machines we had were
> magnetic stripe ledger card readers and they would punch an output card
> with the results of the processing of the transaction. The latest
> information about the loan kept on a master deck of cards was replaced with
> the card that was punched as a result of the transaction on the E6000. The
> update was performed on a daily basis using the 085 sorter and a
> reproducer/collater. During the last 8 to 12 months of the use of the
> E6000, while a conversion was being worked on, we used only one E6000 and
> kept the other one for spare parts. Burroughs had run out of spare parts.

M. K. Peirce

Rhode Island Computer Museum, Inc.
Shady Lea, Rhode Island

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