Monday, September 24, 2012

This Day in History September 24, 1889

This is an early time clock, and it was on this date in 1889, that Alexander Dey patented his dial time recorder. It used to be that times that employees worked were kept on handwritten logs.  This made it a much more scientific, accurate process.  By 1910, they were commonplace.

Dr. Alexander Dey treated the wife of Mr. Gamble (Proctor & Gamble), and he cured her of a serious illness.  Out of gratitude, Gamble helped Dey get his clock business up and running--the Cincinnati Time Recorder company in 1896.

Be sure to check out these sites for more information: (written by the child of someone who bought that company--interesting stories!)


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