Alfred A. Thomas, The NCR Suggestions from Employees, an Exhibit of What the System is and What is Has Accomplished. ALSO TITLED Asking for Suggestions from Employees. National Cash Register, 1905 (revised edition). January, 1905 (I assume published in Dayton, Ohio), 9.5x6", 100, with photographic illustrations throughout. Heavy paper wrappers. Provenance: Library of Congress, with their tiny "LC" perforated stamp on the bottom of the title page and their surplus/duplicate stamp on the rear cover. Very Good, solid copy. Only 11 copies located at WorldCat/OCLC. $150
This is an early industrial relations effort bringing employees more-or-less into the intelligence loop of a major corporation. (NCR controlled about 95% of the cash register business in the U.S. in 1911--they were so successful in controlling the market that the major domos of the company were indicted under the Sherman Anti-Trust Act in 1912. Interesting to remember that this is where Thomas Watson Sr. (IBM) got his start, and it was here that the "THINK" indict began its life. The book is filled with ideas from the employees--quite unlike any other business book of its time.