The Core Memory Project



NCR Mosaics
Some Artifacts
John H. Patterson's Letter
Cash Register Heart Record
Where is Dayton?
Dayton, Ohio

NCR History Timeline 

1884 - John H. Patterson founded the National Cash RegisterJohn Patterson Company, maker of the first mechanical cash registers

1906 - Charles F. Kettering designed the first cash register powered by an electric motor.

1952 - NCR acquired Computer Research Corporation (CRC), of Hawthorne, California, which produced a line of digital computers with applications in aviation.

1953 - NCR established the Electronics Division to continue to pursue electronic applications for business machines.

1974 - Company changed its name to NCR Corporation.

1982 - The first NCR Tower supermicrocomputer system was launched, establishing NCR as a pioneer in bringing industry standards and open systems architecture to the computer market.

1984 - NCR celebrated it's 100th anniversary in the informationNCR 100th anniversary processing systems industry. The  'Celebrating the Future 1884-1984' 4 volume booklet has been given to all NCR's employee during the centennial.

1991 - NCR acquired by AT&T.

1991 - NCR purchased Teradata Corporation, acquiring its advanced and unique commercial parallel processing technology. NCR Teradata becomes the world's most proven and powerful database for data warehousing.

1994 - NCR name changed to AT&T Global Information Solutions (GIS).

1995 - AT&T announced spin-off of AT&T GIS by the end of 1996.

1996 - AT&T GIS changed its name back to NCR Corporation in anticipation of being spun-off to AT&T shareholders by January 1997, as an independent, publicly-traded company.

1997 - Signaling its evolution from a hardware-only company to a full solutions provider, NCR purchased Compris Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of store automation and management software for the food-service industry, and Dataworks, a company that develops check-processing software.

1998 - NCR finalized the transfer and sale of their computer hardware manufacturing assets to Solectron, confirming NCR's commitment to concentrate on the market-differentiated software and services components of their solutions portfolios.

2000 - NCR acquired CRM provider Ceres Integrated Solutions and services company 4Front Technologies, deepening NCR's solutions offerings in key markets.

2003 - NCR granted patent for signature capture.

Source: NCR History (extended).


NCR Management

  • CEO: Bill Nuti (August 8, 2005-present)
  • CEO: Mark Hurd (2003-2005)
  • CEO: Lars Nyberg (1996-2003)
  • CEO: Jerre Stead (1993-1995) company renamed AT&T GIS
  • CEO: Gil Williamson (1992-1993)
  • CEO: Charles E. Exley, Jr. (1983-1992)
  • CEO: William S. Anderson (1973-1983)
  • CEO: Robert S. Oelman (1962-1973)
  • CEO: Stanley C. Allyn (1957-1962)
  • CEO: Edward A. Deeds (1931-1957)
  • CEO: Frederick Beck Patterson (1922-1931)
  • CEO: John H. Patterson (1884-1922)
  • Interim CEO: Jim Ringler (2005)
  • Interim CEO: SVP (1995)
  • Interim CEO: Gil Williamson (1993)


Serving the World of Business

NCR 5 Sales Register NCR 11 Adding Machine
NCR 18 Electronic Calculator NCR 42 Online Teller Terminal
NCR 400 Electronic Accounting Machine NCR 400 Electronic Accounting Machine
NCR 745 Remote Printer NCR 795 Data Display System
AN/ARC 124 Transceiver NCR Central Technical Education Center
NCR Century 100 NCR Century 200
NCR Century Systems Disc NCR Century Series Circuits
NCR Century Systems Disc NCR Data Processing Center
NCR Dayton Training Center Flight Control Computer
NCR Headquarter High Speed Printer
Input Media NCR LSI MOS
NCR Microfiche NCR 340 Printer
Life Raft Rescue Beacon Retail Terminal

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