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Joseph Boyer

Burroughs Adding Machine Company

1905 - 1920

Computers & Electronics

1900 b. 1848
male
Personal
Born-Died1848 - 1930
BirthplaceCanada
RaceWhite
FatherFarmer / Rancher
Era - 1900

Boyer helped William S. Burroughs develop the adding machine and was the inventor of the first successful pneumatic hammer. In 1900, Boyer moved the Burroughs Adding Machine Company to Detroit. By 1930, at the time of Boyer's death, Burroughs Adding Machine Company was doing a business of $30 million a year, producing 150,000 units annually and employing close to 10,000 workers in its Detroit factory.