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Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company

Inital name for what became IBM


In 1911, four companies merged and were incorporated by Charles R. Flint. The four companies were Tabulating Machine Company, International Time Recording Company, Computing Scale Company of America and Bundy Manufacturing Company. The companies products consisted of employee time-keeping systems, weighing scales, automatic meat slicers and punched card equipment which had been used successfully for 1900 census.

  • HQ: Endicott, NY, USA
  • Known for: IBM, Thomas J. Watson, Herman Hollerith,
  • Other names: CTR
  • Type: Company



  • Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company deprecated into IBM in 1924