NEW YORK. Less than 100 Shares, specimen. orange, black. This is perhaps the first IBM share carrying that name, with the previous name originally printed on the certificate and the new name overprint using a grey cover product. Vignette of an eagle. Hole-cancelled. IBM was formed in 1911. T.J. Watson, the founder, learned his business with National Cash Register. He was dismissed in 1913, and bought a company called Computer-Tabulating-Recording Co., near his home Town of Elmira NY. Renamed IBSM in 1924. In the 1920s & 1930s IBM completely dominated the market for time-clocks and punch-card tabulators. In the 1930s and 40s it pioneered the electric typewriter. IBM was not the first to see the possibilities of computers, but soon made up lost time, and within a few years completely dominated the market. Today, IBM is the No.2 largest U.S. firm in terms of number of employees (435,000 worldwide) with headquarters in Armonk, New York.
Themes: COMPUTER & OFFICE EQUIPMENT
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