National Cash Register Company photograph   Save
Ohio Department of Industrial and Economic Development Collection
Description: This photograph of the National Cash Register Company headquarters in Dayton, Ohio was taken in the 1960s. It measures 8" x 10" (20.32 x 25.4 cm). John H. Patterson founded the National Cash Register Company in Dayton, Ohio. Patterson (1844-1922), hoping the machines could save him money by reducing accounting errors in his supply business, purchased the patent rights to the cash register from James Ritty in 1884. Within six months, he reduced his debt and showed a profit. Patterson built the first National Cash Register factory on his family's farm in Dayton in 1888. By the turn of the century, the company had become one of the largest employers in Dayton. Known for his strict training program for salespeople and health and education programs for employees, Patterson was closely involved in the daily lives of many of his workers. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om3066_3670113_001
Subjects: Business and Labor; Architecture; National Cash Register Company
Places: Dayton (Ohio); Montgomery County (Ohio)