Group of pamphlets issued by IBM's Endicott plant. IBM.

Group of pamphlets issued by IBM's Endicott plant

Publisher Information: 1939-1945.

IBM. (1) A visit to the Endicott plant of the International Business Machines Corporation. 31pp. Endicott, NY: Press of International Business Machines Corp., 1938. 228 x 154 mm. Original printed wrappers. (2) IBM factory training school 1939-1940. 34, [2]pp. Endicott, NY: International Business Machines Corporation Educational Department, 1939. 215 x 142 mm. Original printed wrappers, slightly soiled. Stamp on front wrapper. (3) Facts about our factory. 30, [2]pp. Text illustrations. Endicott, NY: International Business Machines Corporation, 1939. 239 x 154 mm. Original printed wrappers. Small rust-marks on a few leaves. (4) Guide manual. 55pp. 3 folding diagrams. Endicott, NY: International Business Machines Corporation, 1940. 224 x 150 mm. Original printed wrappers, spine a bit worn. (5) Employes’ manual. 37, [3]pp. Endicott, NY: International Business Machines Corporation, 1943. 230 x 155 mm. Original printed wrappers, slightly soiled. Stamp on front wrapper. (6) Shop terms. Prepared by the Department of Education, International Business Machines Corporation. 106pp. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1945. 192 x 134 mm. Original printed wrappers. Together 6 items. Library of Congress duplicate stamp on back wrappers and perforated library stamp on several leaves, pencil notations on four of the pamphlets. Very good.

First Editions of these scarce informational pamphlets issued by IBM during the period just before the invention of the electronic computer, when the company dominated the market for punch-card tabulators and other calculating and data-processing machines. The pamphlets give a glimpse into IBM’s corporate culture during this time: The company maintained a training school for workers at its Endicott factory, as well as a research library, on-site medical department, country club (complete with two golf courses, a bowling alley and a pistol range) and music room for the company-sponsored band, orchestra and glee clubs. IBM also offered tours of its Endicott plant; the Guide Manual listed as no. (4) includes maps of the factory with tour routes and points of interest indicated.

Book Id: 43136

Price: $1,250.00

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