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International Time Recording Co

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Bundy Clock. Exhibit at Queensland Maritime Museum.
Bundy Clock. (Detail). Exhibit at Queensland Maritime Museum.
September 1902.
Detail. Exhibit at Long Shop Steam Museum.
May 1950.

International Time Recording Company of USA, and of 151 - 155 City Road, London E.C.

of Beavor Lane, Hammersmith (1963)

The company claimed to be the builders of the first automatic time recording machines.

1900 Company formed in New Jersey by George W Fairchild, who had previously joined the Bundy Manufacturing Company in 1896. It was set up as a selling agency for the Bundy Manufacturing Company (key recorders), the Standard Time Stamp Company (time stamps & card recorder), and the Willard and Frick Manufacturing Company (card recorder).

1901 ITR acquired the Chicago Time Register Company (manufacturers of the first autograph recorder).

1902 The 4 companies were merged into one company.

1907 ITR acquired the Dey Time Register Company (dial recorders)

1907 Howard Brothers registered the Dey Time Register Co in Britain

1908 ITR acquired the Syracuse Time Recording Company (dial recorders).

1908 International Time Recording Co: introduced in Britain a two-colour card recorder which automatically printed overtime and late arrivals in red ink.

1912 Private company incorporated in Britain as International Time Recording Co to represent the interests of the American parent of similar name; the company took over the business of selling Dey Time Registers from Howard Brothers.

1951 Name changed to I. B. M. United Kingdom Ltd[1]

1951 Company made public; public share issue; expansion of business to include punch card accounting machines and electric typewriters; IBM World Trade held 60 percent of the shares.

1952 Company incorporated

1963 Managment Buyout: the company was acquired by International Time Recording Holdings which was incorporated for that purpose[2]

1965 Public company

1972 Brocks Group acquired International Time Recording Holdings, maker and hirer of industrial time control and recording equipment[3]

1973 Acquired Magneta Time Products of BVC Ltd[4]

1976 Brocks disposed of International Time Recording Holdings[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Nov 29, 1951
  2. The Times, Aug 02, 1965
  3. The Times, May 08, 1972
  4. The Times, Aug 01, 1973
  5. The Times, Jun 17, 1976
  • International Time Recording Company [1]