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THE BOOK OF THE BURROUGHS Being a Story of Success Which is Interesting as Well as Valuable.

Burroughs Adding Machine Co: Detroit 1912 Illustr, 7.5 x 5, decorative tan wraps with green lettering on front cover, 190 pp. Covers have light creasing, soiling, a few edge tears, lower spine has 1 1/4" vertical tear along cover edge, faint spotting on foredge, light soiling to endpapers and couple of pages, text block cracked else contents good/very good. A cheerful history of the Burroughs Adding Machine Company founded by William Seward Burroughs and partners in St. Louis, in 1886 with the name American Arithometer Company. In 1904, the business now called the Burroughs Adding Machine Company moved its headquarters to Detroit to a building designed by Albert Kahn. The book contains an A-Z listing of the types of businesses who use the Burroughs product i.e., artificial limb mfrs, guano mfrs, insane asylums, undertakers; photos of the businesses in the U.S. who use the product, i.e., U.S. Gutta Percha Paint Co, Providence, RI, Finnish Workman's Co-operative Store, Calumet, Mich., Cowboy State Bank, Rotan, Texas and in several foreign countries, i.e. Egypt, China, the Panama Canal; several pages showing the various models and their stats, a list of Burroughs publications. Near the back is a page titled "When You Come to Detroit" and it reads in part: "When one is making a vacation trip. . . Detroit is among the points of great interest. . . Go to Belle Isle--Detroit's beautiful island park. . . See a big automobile or stove factory. . . But don't fail to see the Burroughs Factory -- the showplace of Detroit . . ." Scarce title. FIRST EDITION.


Book Id: 99-2241

Price: $150.00

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