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I will post some articles from a 1897 NCR showing much info and fun reading,
1- addressed to salesman:
ORDER WOODEN CASES.
We are Prepared to Supply a Limited Num
ber of High-Grade Wooden Cases with
First and Second Grade Details.
REALIZING that wooden cases are pre
ferred to metal in certain classes of
stores, we have prepared to supply a limited
number of first and second grade details
with such cases.
Below we print a list of the wood cases
now in stock:
No. o Oak, for metal base . . . . . . . . . 3
No. o Walnut, for metal base . . . 2
No. 0 Mahogany, for metal base. . . . 4
No. 2 Walnut, regular . . . . . . . . . . .. 35
No 2 \Valnut, plain . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 6
No. 2 Oak, regular (antique) . . . . . .. 34,
No. 2 Ash, regular . . . . . . . . . .. r
No. 2 Ash, regular (plain) . . . . . . . .. 7
No. 2 Mahogany, regular . . . . . . . .. 57
No. 2 Mahogany, Armstrong . . . . . . . . . . I
No. 2 Cherry, regular (plain) . . . . . . . . . I
No. 2 Amarilla, regular . . . . . . . . . . . . .. r
No. 2 Rosewood, regular. . . . . . . r
No. 2 Amaranth, regular . . . . . . . . .. I
No. 2 Birdseye Maple, regular . . . . . . . 2
No. 2 Prima-vera regular . . . . . . . . . . . . . r
No. 3 Walnut, regular . . . . . . . . . . .. 7o
No. 3 Walnut, Armstrong . . . . . . . .. 7
N0. 3 Vl/alnut, regular (plain). . . . 16
No. 3 Walnut, regular (carved) . . . . . . . 2
No. 3 Oak, regular (antique) . . . . . . . .. 88
No. 3 Oak, Armstrong (antique) . . . . . .. 4
No. 3 Oak, regular (light) . . . . . . . . . . . . ir
No. 3 Mahogany, regular .. . . , . . . . 143
No. 3 Mahogany, Armstrong . . . . . . 60 No. 3 Mahogany, regular (carved). . 1
No. 3 Rosewood, regular. . . . . . . . 1
No. 3 Satinwood, regular . . . . . . . r
No.3Ash,regular.............. I
No. 3 Birdseye Maple, regular. . . .. 4
No. 3 Birdseye Maple, Armstrong.. 2
No. 3 Mahogany, with No. 4 drawer._ . I
No.4 \/Valnut, regular .. . . . . . . . . .. 62
No. 4 \Valnut, Armstrong . . .. 8
No. 4 Oak, regular (antique) . . . . . .. 48 No. 4 Oak, Armstrong (antique). . .. 2
No. 4 Mahogany, regular.. . .. . . 2
No. Hungarian Ash, regular... ..
No. Satinwood. regular. . .. . . ..
No. Birdseye Maple, regular. . . ..
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TOTAL, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .694
Keep Out of Debt.
NOTHING discourages a man so much
as to be pursued by the phantoms of
unpaid bills. Never buy a thing on credit
which you do not absolutely need. The
young man who spends his money before
he earns it will find himself without re
sources at the end of the week, and some
times hopelessly in debt,
We sincerely trust that all employes of
The National Cash Register Company will
be above reproach in this respect. Do not
contract debts, especially unjustifiable
ones. In a few instances Dayton mer
chants have complained to us of the negli
gence of some of our employes in these
matters. Some of these merchants have
even been slow in making settlements for
registers purchased by them by reason of
these standing accounts.
We hope that every employe will take
pride in avoiding the disagreeable circum
stances which must necessarily accrue from
such a state of affairs.
N. C. R. Band Concert.
ON Wednesday evening, March 17th,
the N, C. R. Band gave its first con
cert at the N. C. R. Hall. This band was
organized four weeks ago and has attained
a degree of perfection that is highly com
mendable and which points to a most
promising future. There are sixteen mem
bers in the band, employed in various parts
of the factory, under the leadership of
Professor Corbett. .
Better Ventilation Needed.
THERE is need of a better system of
ventilation in the Administration
Building. As it now is there are almost con
stant drafts, particularly on the first floor.
Some method of getting plenty of air
without exposing the ofifice people to drafts
must be devised.
Our failure to use such a system has
already resulted in innumerable colds and
considerable loss to the company.
R. F

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“No Sale" Indicators. 4| As soon as our present supply of Noth ing Sold” indicators is exhausted, the large indicators, as well as the small ones, will be lettered “No Sale” instead of “Nothing Sold.” December 31, 1896.

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Trimmings for Foreign Desk Autographics. Hereafter all desk autographic registers going into Continental Europe will be equipped with “C” finish trimmings instead of nickel-plated trimmings. February 3, 1897. Cabinets for Cheap-Grade No. 35 Principle Machines. Hereafter Registers Nos. 36, 37, 335, 336, 337, 333, 339 and 343 will be equipped only with the old design of the old No. 35 prin ciple cabinet until the stock of the same is exhausted. February 12, 1897. Terms on Cheap Detail Machines. Beginning February 15, 1897, the terms of payment on Registers Nos. 11, 13, 14, 15 and 16 will be $20 cash and $10 monthly 5 per cent. off for cash—the agents to receive their proportion of the money paid only when $20 or more is paid on the machine; where less than $20 is paid, the agent to receive no commission. February 8, I897. Allowance for Imperial (or Os borne) Registers. On and after February 15, I897, the maximum allowance for Imperial (or Osborne) Registers will be $35, unless a bill is sent with the order for the National showing that more was paid. In such cases an allowance may be made of any amount not exceeding the price paid. February 4, 1897. C. Finish Trimmings on Desk Autographics. As soon as our present stock of “B” and “E” finish trimmings is exhausted, all desk autographic registers will be equipped with "C” finish trimmings. February 9, I897.

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Remove the Detail Roll. THE proper method of removing the de tail receiving roll from the No. 79 Register does not seem to be thoroughly understood. After the stay-pin has been pulled out a pressure should be exerted on the roll just above the slot from which the stay pin has been removed. This will loosen the roll around the hub so that it can be pulled off easily.

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Indicator Department. THE Indicator Department during the past year was moved into its new quarters. We now have everything as convenient and systematic as possible. The moving was dreaded by all. We feared that the light might not be as good in the new room as in the old. Our work, being of a very tedious nature and very trying on the eyes, requires good light, both natural and artificial. Every girl joins me in the belief that we have a better room in every respect than the one we left. The cost must certainly be reduced when each suggestion that is made is care fully investigated, and, if it proves feasible, is at once adopted. The stencils we have received during the past year, made in the tool room, are the best that the company has ever owned, thus enabling us to get better work with less expense. The check-glass has been of a better quality, making quite a saving in the diamond cutters and also decreasing the waste. A standard arrangement of colors on No. 79 indicators and key-checks having been decided upon during the year, we can get out the work faster, as formerly at times we were compelled to wait several days before we were able to secure some odd shade of paint which had been ordered by the agent. Having the Indicator Dipping Depart ment and Etching Department near us is of great advantage, as our work is closely connected with these two departments, and it enables us to work more intelligently and we carry less stock than formerly. Among the improvements which have affected all departments we consider the telephone system the leading one. The information given all employes through the pages of Tm: N. C. R. and Anvmvcz CLUB Reconn, the bulletins, which are constantly changed in each department, and the monitor boards, have proven to be quite an inspiration to all departments. The prize banner for the factory division is at present displayed in this department. The installation of bath-rooms will tend to produce better health, and better health means better work. The use of electric lights instead of gas has made it easier to keep the temperature of the room at the proper figure. We believe with all the improvements mentioned above, which affect the entire plant, that during the coming year we will be able to turn out more work with but little additional help.

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Carpenter Department. During the past year our work has consisted of equipping Machinery Hall with new benches and partitions, constructing the new power house, remodeling the entire Administration Building by putting in large size windows, laying new floors, building partitions around different offices, etc., constructing three new midways and reconstructing Midway No. 1. This immense amount of work required over five hundred thousand feet of lumber, and at one time necessitated the employment of 140 men to complete it in a limited period of time. During the coming year we expect to enlarge our department still more by adding new machinery for making our own register drawers, and also by building our own packing cases.

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Oxidized Silver (“ D") Finish Abandoned. The oxidized silver finish, known as “ D,” not having fulfilled our expectations, is hereby withdrawn. All orders which are now at the factory for consignment registers which have been ordered in “D” finish cases will be placed in “B ” finish cases instead. All orders now at the factory for registers sold will be furnished in “ D ” finish cases. We will accept no orders after the date of this decision for silver-finish consignment registers, and no orders for registers in silver finish cases sold after January 25, I897. In view of the withdrawal of this finish, we hereby reinstate the “A” finish case, and our finishes in future will be “A" (which is the dark bronze), “B” ( which is the nickel) and "C” (which is the red brass). January 18, 1897. Cabinet Finishes for Registers Nos. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and I0. Registers Nos. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 will be furnished in only two finishes—“B” and “C.” Those which have been ordered in “D” finish cases will be placed in “B” finish cases instead. January 18, 1897. Consignments on Irregular Terms. No agent is permitted to deliver a con signment machine from stock on irregular terms without first getting the consent of the factory, or until the order is accepted by us, except in cases of competition. January 20, 1897. Registers Nos. I1, 13, 14, I5 and 16 to Have Key-Arresters. Hereafter Detail-Adding Registers Nos. 11, 13, I4, 15 and 16 will be equipped with key-arresters.

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