DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Deeds Barn sits at Carillon Historical Park, in the shadows ofNCR's world headquarters.
The tiny building helped launch a sprawling campus of nearly20,000 employees at its peak. The "barn gang" were inventors at NCRwhose vision led to revolutionary ideas for that company andothers. Now the headquarters themselves are about to behistory.
"It's a core group of people who built this country up and itstarted here and its a sad thing to see it go away," Ted Christiansaid.
Christian's great-grandfather William Chryst was the head ofNCR's invention team which included John Patterson, CharlesKettering and Colonel Edward Deeds. The company produced its firstelectric cash register in 1906. Chryst and others went on to designcareers with Delco, IBM, and Frigidaire.
Patterson's company NCR continued in retail service solutionsand adapted to the times, creating the first commercialized barcode scanner in 1974. AT and T acquired NCR in 1991 but returned inname in 1996.
125 years after the humble beginning they are leaving town. Aneditorial cartoon from the era shows how NCR's creators helped"Make the Miami Valley mighty." Now Christian wonders if there'sanyone left in town to try to follow up on their legacy?
"Those men gave back to this community and that's what thiscommunity is losing, they are losing that talent, they are losingthat vision, because they are going somewhere else."
NCR will keep some presence in Dayton. In 2007 they created thespinoff company Teradata.
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