Mystery Illustration 99

What fairly high-tech product--for 1911--would require such a vast factory?

Answer after the jump.

     Posted By: Paul - Thu Apr 01, 2021
     Category: Architecture | Buildings and Other Structures | Technology | 1910s

National Cash Register was (and probably still is) a large maker of computing machinery, both mechanical and electronic. One of my first jobs was running a small mainframe computer made by NCR. Well, small in comparison to the larger computers I've worked on, it still filled a large 40 by 60 foot room and required its own air conditioner equipment.

America couldn't do business without NCR in the store. IBM wasn't even a gleam in Tommy Watson's eye at the time.
Posted by KDP on 04/01/21 at 03:25 PM
KDP, Watson went to work for the company that became IBM when he was fired from NCR.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 04/02/21 at 10:00 AM
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