Beautifully engraved stock certificate from the National Cash Register Company dating back to the 1970's. This document, which contains the printed signatures of the company President and Secretary, was printed by the American Bank Note Company and measures approximately 12" (w) by 8" (h).
This certificate's vignette features two male allegorical figures flanking the company's logo.
Some important dates in the National Cash Register Company’s history:
1884 - John H. Patterson founded the National Cash Register 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.
1991 - NCR acquired by AT&T. 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.