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This computing scale was invented in 1885 and became a key component in CTR. The company also produced bacon slicers, meat choppers, coffee mills, and retail scales. Interesting name for IBM as it's a scale not a computer.
The Computing Scale Company of America joined CTR in 1911.
The industrial revolution was going on in full force at the beginning of the 20th century. One of the first IBM products was a time clock which had workers dial their employee number and then push a lever to record their arrival/departure on a roll of paper.
Credit: Yannick Trottier
In 1924, the company officially changed its name to International Business Machines. It was bolstered at this time by the invention of the Carroll Rotary Card Press that doubled the manufacturing capticity for punch cards - 1,000 cards in 60 seconds - resulting in profits of about $1 per minute of operation.