NCR 304

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NCR 304 computer system
Camp Pendleton, California

The NCR 304 computer hardware, announced in 1957,[1] first delivered in 1959,[2][3] was National Cash Register (NCR)'s first transistor-based computer. The 304 was developed and manufactured in cooperation with General Electric,[4] where it was also used internally.[5]

Its follow-on was the NCR 315.

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  1. ^ Castanias, R. P., and J. E. Sherman. "Review of Computer Progress in 1957" IRE Transactions on Electronic Computers 1 (March 1958), p. 65
  2. ^ Enterprise, I. D. G. (1985-03-18). Computerworld. IDG Enterprise. p. 73.
  3. ^ Krickx, Guido Armand Marie Jules (1988). Historical evidence on the evolution of vertical exchange mechanisms: examples from the computer systems industry. UCLA.
  4. ^ Ceruzzi, Paul E. (2003). A History of Modern Computing. MIT Press. pp. 66. ISBN 9780262532037. NCR 304 1957.
  5. ^ Gandy, A. (2012-11-30). The Early Computer Industry: Limitations of Scale and Scope. Springer. p. 93. ISBN 9780230389113.