- Town:OH Dayton
Year of creation:1928
- Rider(s):Patterson, John Henry
(December 13, 1844 – May 7, 1922) was an industrialist and founder of the National Cash Register Company. He was a businessperson and salesperson. As the general manager of the Southern Coal and iron Company at Coalton, Ohio, he ran the company store. The books showed that the store should have made a profit of $12,000 a year, it was actually losing $6,000 per year due to dishonest clerks. After buying two of “Riddy’s Incorruptible cashier” machines form the National manufacturing Company, Patterson and his brother bought the company in 1884, renaming it “National Cash Register, Inc. Patterson was famous for firing Thomas Watson Sr, who went on to become General Manager, then President, of CTR, later renamed IBM. So many prominent businessmen were trained and fired by Patterson that some business historians regarded experience at NCR as the rough equivalent of an MBA degree. Patterson was also famous for firing many people on rather trivial grounds, for example, if they could not tell him why the flags happened to be flying that day or for not riding a horse properly.
- Sculptor(s):Moretti, Giuseppe
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