by J.F.van Hanswijk Pennink
retired employee of NCR 1961-1995
In 1921 NCR
developed the Class 2000. This was an electric accounting machine
The Statler Hotel chain was the first customer for the Class 2000,
Statler’s large order was one of many to justify both the investment
in making the machine’s more than 20000 parts and the costly
hand-assembly of this major product.
When the first Class 2000 were installed in the USA maintenance on
this machine was unusual. For several years NCR technicians were stationed
in hotels at the company expense, ready to leap into the office on
the inevitable call that the machine had a problem.
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Footnotes & References
|1||Based on: "Celebrating the Future 1884-1984" ; 1984. This 4 volume booklet has been given to all NCR's employees during the centenial celebration. Additional information has been added by the author of this chapter.|