October 5, 2013
Endicott History &
40 Washington Ave., Endicott, NY 13760
at 9:00 A.M. with coffee, tea and tidbits.
The center was
opened this year, and has completed only one phase of its total plan.
Presently it contains a museum on the main floor which traces the
history of the companies that were combined to form International
Business Machines Corp. (IBM), and a large meeting room on the second
our meeting will be held. The collection contains computing scales,
time clocks, and tabulating equipment dating back to the 1880's and
1890's. The rest of the collection traces the development of automated
data processing and computers to the 1980's.
After the business
meeting at 9:30, we will have a presentation by Joe Titti. Joe is a
genealogist from the Southern Tier, an IBM retiree, and a trustee of
NYSCOGO. His topic will be: "Two Industrial Giants of Endicott"
"George F. Johnson",
a rags to riches story of a man who founded the Endicott-Johnson Shoe
Company. He built one of the largest shoe companies in the world and
gained the total trust and loyalty of his workers.
"Thomas J. Watson"
was an ingenious salesman and organizer whose company's products changed
the world. He was a man who never built anything himself, but could recognize
the needs of the market, and challenged his inventers and workers to
meet those needs.
Since this is a meeting of genealogists, both men's family genealogy
will also be presented.
Lunch will be a catered delicatessen meal featuring a deli platter of
three meats, two cheeses, two salads, along with rolls, condiments,
water, and sodas.
lunch, Joe will conduct tours of the IBM heritage
equipment collection on the main floor. He and other docents will be
available to answer questions about the equipment and its early use.
One piece of equipment would be of special interest to genealogists. It
is the Hollerith Tabulating system that was used to tabulate the 1890
federal census. It was the first use of the punched card to
store and process data.
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PLEASE NOTE: The
address of the center is at 40 Washington Ave, but we would prefer
that you use the center's rear entrance off the municipal parking lot
at 19 Madison Ave. (The same lot used by the Endicott Cinema Saver
movie theater. The entrance is behind the theater.)