Hi mate, there’s only one Burroughs machine listed in the catalogue (below), but there are lots of things that haven’t been catalogued yet so the one you’re looking for may be there.
I’ll be in the Museum tomorrow and will look out for the L5000.
Of course Burroughs also had a range of much earlier electromechanical accounting machines that preceded the L5000, L6000 etc.
Also my understanding is that the William Burroughs who started American Arithmometer Company which later became Burroughs Computers was a different person to the Author William Burroughs
Amazing Richard! Would love some additional details of your involvement with the ACMS - when I came on board, there was so little information available. With JG failing health, JD death and a number of others lost in the wind, it’s been an uphill battle!
@SebastianB - look at this great info Richard has provided!
Haha, I was wondering if anyone watched the whole thing!
While William snr may not have written all those books, it’s arguable that he bankrolled them, as well as an infamously chronic drug habit!
Imagine if Bill Gates or Steve Jobs had a jailbird junkie grandson with the same name who somehow became more famous than they were…
as I mentioned in reply to Digital Rampage I was the carer of the L6000 for some time, I never figured out how to drive the beastie or anything, although according to some documentation the lights indicated it had booted correctly, but that was as far as I got.
So, I kind of had a personal interest in watching the video.