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Burroughs L7000


New Member
May 2, 2017
Hi, i am new to this forum. My name is Ilshat. I am from Russia.
I found this forum on the Internet.
now we are creating a museum of computer technologies.
in the early ' 70s, we had Burroughs L Series.
They were used to transmit information from oil companies to Moscow, the center of the oil industry.
Now it is impossible to find information about the cooperation between Burroughs and the USSR on the Internet.
You probably have some information about this relationship.
We would be very happy if you can provide information (photos, documents, advertising booklets of the time, etc.).
It would help our museum a lot. I attach a unique photo from 1974, which shows a woman working on a series of Burroghws L. It was located in the city of Almetyevsk - in the computer center of the company "Tatneft". I talked to her - she says that the reports were transmitted through this computer to Moscow - to the Ministry of Oil Industry of the USSR.
Sorry for my Enlglish :-(
Best, Ilshat.

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Very nice to read this story!

We have a few Burroughs computer in our museum too, now busy with acquireing a L5000, we already have a L2000 and a B80.

How is is it with your museum in Russia?



Al Kossow

Documentation Wizard
Sep 1, 2006
Silicon Valley
I did get a reply, he is still around, his B80 is at https://computermuseum.nl/ who also has a B1900

There are small numbers of Burroughs boards from the 70s that show up on eBay, I'm starting to work on a guide for identifying where they came from since there is almost
no information on the boards on line. At some point, it looks like I'm going to have to do a photo shoot of the insides of CHM's L-series ledger machines. We don't have any
B7x's B8x's or B9x's, just the B1955.

Architectural information on these machines is also pretty minimal. I'm trying to contact people who worked on them at Burroughs to learn more about the hardware.