Burroughs mainframes

Zane H. Healy healyzh at aracnet.com
Wed Apr 12 21:18:24 CDT 2006


At 8:31 PM -0400 4/12/06, William Donzelli wrote:
>  > Speaking of Burroughs machines, are any of their big mainframes
>>  preserved anywhere?  UDel had a B6700....
>
>Very early in the history of this list a B6800 (I think) was offered to
>anyone that wanted it. It was in Australia.
>
>Do the archives go back that far?

I don't know, but archives do...  See below.

	Zane

Date: Thu, 4 Sep 1997 22:39:38 +0930
Reply-To: classiccmp at u.washington.edu
Sender: CLASSICCMP-owner at u.washington.edu
From: adam at merlin.***.** (Adam Jenkins)
To: "Discussion re-collecting of classic computers" 
<classiccmp at u.washington.edu>
Subject: Burroughs Computers

Hi!

I have a lead on a computer, a Burroughs 6800, that is apparantly being
kept in a store-room and not being used.  It seems I should be able to get
it if I asked.  My question is - do I want it?  Mostly I have limited
myself to micros, as they are small and fit my own interests, but I have
always been willing to accept larger systems.  But as a result I know
nothing about Burroughs - is this thing huge, or what?  Is it rare, common,
powerful or just dull?  Any information would be greatly appreciated,
especially where it fits into the general history of computers.

Thanks heaps,

Adam.
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