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Wherever Men Trade: The Romance of the Cash Register

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From the first edition dust jacket:

[Note: The “late Seventies” referred to below is actually the 1870s since this first edition was published in 1945.]

“It was man's age-old desire for possessions and the problems of counting them that led from the primitive use of pebbles, ropes, notch-sticks and the abacus to the invention in 1878 of the cash register. In telling the stor
Hardcover, 263 pages
Published 1945 by Dodd, Mead & Company
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David McClendon, Sr
Nov 26, 2011 David McClendon, Sr rated it it was amazing
I love history and I love to read about business. This book is chock full of business history. Watson from I.B.M. started off at the National Cash Register Company. His idea for posting signs that said "Think" came from N.C.R.

I loved every word in this book.

Did you ever wonder where the word “Fire” meaning to terminate one’s employee came from? Well, company lore at National Cash Register has it that to make a point John Patterson, founder and then president of National Cash Register decided he
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