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IBM is heir to all the ideas for innovative ciphering machines of the past. From granite blocks used to tell time, to beads used for accounting purposes, to punch cards, to computer chips as small as a raindrop, all are the historical roots of this corporate legend. IBM began with a small group of visionaries whose first factory was in a dismal garret in Binghamton, New York. By the time the Bundy Manufacturing Company relocated to Endicott, New York, it was part of the greatest industrial revolution in the world: the birth of computing technology. IBM in Endicott illustrates the development of a corporation and the people and ideas that made IBM a household word. With the city of Endicott at the epicenter of progress, IBM grew from a small company named Bundy Manufacturing, incorporated in 1889, to the company known as International Business Machines. Pictured are just a few of the notable moments during some of the golden years of Big Blue.
About the Author
Ed Aswad and Suzanne M. Meredith, authors of Endicott-Johnson and several other titles in Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series, chronicle the history of industry in Broome County. Using unique photographs, the authors express the phenomenal growth of IBM and its impact on the “Valley of Opportunity.”