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Fuller-Perkins Family Papers

Biography

Frederick Fuller was born in Norwich, Connecticut on April 11, 1861. He invented a cash register and founded the Union Cash Register Co., which was bought by National Cash Register Co. in 1907. Fuller joined the firm as an inventor and began working with his friend, Thomas J. Watson, president of IBM. A separate laboratory was created by IBM for Mr. Fuller in East Orange, New Jersey. He died in 1943. William G. Fuller was Mr. Fuller’s nephew. William G. Fuller (1895 - 1978) was manager of Meacham Field in Fort Worth from 1927, until his retirement in 1961, and was an important figure in the history of aviation in the city.

Provenance

The provenance is unknown.

Scope and Contents Note

The collection consists of materials primarily on Frederick Fuller with a few items concerning William G. Fuller and his daughter, Evelyn Fuller Perkins. The collection consists primarily of photographs of various types of cash registers invented by Frederick Fuller. There is correspondence from John D. Rockefeller, Jr. There are only a few items relating to William G. Fuller and his family.

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Last updated: June 26, 2014