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 Did You Know? - Articles by Ken Carr

Ken Carr spent 40 years with the NCR Corporation at NCR World Headquarters in Dayton, Ohio, working 18 years with the Home Office of US Financial Sales and US Retail Sales, 11 years in Retail Manufacturing Requirements Planning and 11 years as Manager of Purchasing for the US Sales Group, before retiring in 2000.
He began volunteering with the Montgomery County Historical Society (now Dayton History, Inc.) in early 2001, helping with the documentation and preservation of the NCR Archive. It was while working with this collection that Ken began to discover the many facts and stories about NCR that were not generally known. 
A couple years later, he became active with the NCR Retired Employees Association. The NCR-REA quarterly newsletter began publishing Ken’s articles written about NCR in 2006. Ken has been kind enough to allow DHBO to republish them here.
Ken can be reached at Kenc032@aol.com

 

Did You Know?
by Ken Carr Copyright May 2006 
Why John H. Patterson instituted the Suggestion System at NCR.
Did You Know?
by Ken Carr Copyright August 2006
A customer's unusual name, industrial espionage and NCR having its own post office are discussed. 
Did You Know?
by Ken Carr Copyright November 2006
This article includes how NCR dealt with absenteeism, the removal of the Patterson Elm, and the tunnel system underneath the NCR complex.
Did You Know?
by Ken Carr Copyright May 2007
The creation of Sugar Camp, once known as "the University under the canvas".
Did You Know?
by Ken Carr Copyright August 2007 
This article includes a wide variety of facts, including NCR's first swimming pool and the company's contributions during WWII.
Did You Know?
by Ken Carr Copyright November 2007
NCR wins an important patent infringement suit in 1895, and the saving of Wright Brothers' Hawthorn Hill.


Did You Know?
by Ken Carr Copyright February 2008
Carr tells why the NCR Archive is considered to be a national treasure to historians.
 

Did You Know?
by Ken Carr Copyright May 2008
The time NCR threatened to move from Dayton to New York in 1907. 
Did You Know?
by Ken Carr Copyright August 2008
The tale of Edward Deeds time at NCR and the commission of his yacht, the Lotosland. 
Did You Know?
by Ken Carr Copyright November 2008
A short history from the time James Ritty invented the cash register to when John H. Patterson started NCR.
Did You Know?
by Ken Carr Copyright February 2009
This article continues the story of how John H. Patterson changed the way the world viewed the cash register. 
Did You Know?
by Ken Carr Copyright May 2009 
How John H. Patterson and 26 other NCR officers went to trial under the Sherman Act.
Did You Know?
by Ken Carr Copyright August 2009
John H. Patterson's efforts to improve the lives of his employees and to beautify South Park. 
Did You Know?
by Ken Carr Copyright November 2009 
John H. Patterson's belief in 'teaching through the eye' led to NCR developing a fantastic photo department.
Did You Know?
by Ken Carr Copyright February 2010
In 1906, NCR offered employees an eight day vacation near Michigan City, Indiana. Over 2,500 said yes.

Did You Know?
by Ken Carr Copyright May 2010
A letter written by John H. Patterson provides a glimpse of the way he thought cash registers should be marketed.

Did You Know?
by Ken Carr Copyright August 2010
Several subjects are discussed, including the OK Telephone and the birth of microfiche.

Did You Know?
by Ken Carr Copyright November 2010
The variety of products that use microencapsulation, Patterson's love of mottos, and changes in the factory that were made to benefit employees.

Did You Know?
by Ken Carr Copyright February 2011
The birth of modern salesmanship - Part One

Did You Know?
by Ken Carr Copyright May 2011
The birth of modern salesmanship - Part Two

Did You Know?
by Ken Carr Copyright August 2011
The birth of modern salesmanship - Part Three

Did You Know?
by Ken Carr Copyright November 2011
The birth of modern salesmanship - Part Four

Did You Know?
by Ken Carr Copyright May 2012
The birth of modern salesmanship - Part Five

Did You Know?
by Ken Carr Copyright August 2012
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