The Cash


Here I think you need some background music for this. Download

Ok, that’s better. The Cash (as it was known) employed thousands in its original hometown of Dayton, O. It was a pretty scary operation back in the day. There are some amazing photos floating around of the early days of the company. Especially these from the Library of Congress (that top one has also been featured on Shorpy) and some pretty great ephemera type images like the ones below that are from this site. The exercising pictures could be my favorite. But, like I was saying, The Cash dominated way back when. Sherman Anti-Trust and everything. That’s why I pulled out the scary music from There Will Be Blood.











exercising class



Comments on “The Cash

    nickon January 13, 2010 @ 9:48 AM:

    I adore this stuff.

    I have a nice collection of company/factory lithographs, and hope to continue to build it up. The collected images here neatly tie together many of the thoughts I have about the lithographs – a veneer of happy workers in perfect working condition, etc, etc.

    Great stuff. Some of the best ephemera.

    Outside, of course, of promotional items like key chains, pins, and ink blotters.

    Elizaon January 13, 2010 @ 1:59 PM:

    That music is terrifying.

    Trygon January 13, 2010 @ 6:30 PM:

    I went to school at U of Dayton. NCR as they go by now has sold a lot of their land in Dayton to U of D, including the building where NCR crated the code breakers for WWII.

    Tuckeron January 14, 2010 @ 9:57 AM:

    Thanks for the images. My father worked for NCR for nearly twenty years and I spent my first ten years in Dayton. I’ve been working on a post about my 191? nickel-plated series 300 register for a while; once I unjam a key and polish it up a bit I’ll finish it.

    DennisNon January 26, 2010 @ 10:13 AM:

    Tucker, if you can tell me the serial number of your cash register, I can give a more precse date and perhaps other information.

    Ray Copenheaveron January 31, 2010 @ 9:40 AM:

    What a wonderful collection of History that I can share with others.

    Keep it coming.

    Regards, Ray Copenheaver,
    Retired NCR Employee of 36 years.
    Dayton Ohio Area

    Diane Cardosoon February 2, 2010 @ 7:48 AM:

    I was lucky enough to enjoy 30 years with people we loved! Most people today will never experience the type of worklife we enjoyed! Longevity is no longer! Seeing the company decline was like the death of a friend!

    Ken Frazeron February 9, 2010 @ 4:53 PM:

    I was a field engineer and worked in Camden, NJ and the FESC in Bethlehem, PA. NCR WAS a great company to work. For 40 years I got paid EVERY Friday! I never had to sweat my job. I had the priviledge of working with & knowing some tremendous people, male and female, in the field and at “home office”. The shame of it is that “change” got started with that great company and is still taking place.

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