41000 Plymouth Rd ~ Burroughs

5 Apr

Burroughs

Designed by Albert Kahn in 1938, this is home of Burroughs Inc (at one time Burroughs Adding Machine Co.) For several years, Burroughs was consider a major manufacturer of business equipment. Later, Burroughs was selling more than adding machines, including typewriters. But the biggest shift in company history came in 1953: the Burroughs Adding Machine Company was renamed the Burroughs Corporation and began moving into computer products, initially for banking institutions.This company has been around for over 100 years and has played a role in both Plymouth & World history. Many of their early products are on display at the Plymouth Historical Museum.

To see more information visit: http://michiganexposures.blogspot.com/2011/08/burroughs-plant-plymouth.html also check out:http://www.burroughs.com/AboutUs.aspx

Below is a photo of Burroughs when it still had the smoke stack bearing the company name:burroughs

 

One Response to “41000 Plymouth Rd ~ Burroughs”

  1. Mark Oppat January 10, 2017 at 7:51 PM #

    Sadly, the original large brick smokestack that said “Burroughs” in brick was torn down in the 1990’s as the new owners (Unisys) did not want the old name around. Approximately 2014, Burroughs was spun back off from Unisys, so its back to being Burroughs again ! Would have been neat if the huge money spent to tear down the smokestack had been donated to the Plymouth Preservation Network instead !

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