CHARLES RANLETT FLINT (January 24, 1850 – February 26, 1934) was an
American and was the founder of the Computing-Tabulating-Recording
Company which later became
* 1 Early life and family * 2 Business career * 3 Legacy * 4 Bibliography * 5 References * 6 External links
EARLY LIFE AND FAMILY
Flint was born on January 24, 1850 in Thomaston ,
In 1868, Charles Flint graduated from
From 1876 to 1879, he served as the Chilean consul at New York City.
He also served as consul general to the
In 1892, he consolidated several companies to form U.S. Rubber . In 1899 he repeated the same with Adams Chewing Gum , Chiclets , Dentyne , and Beemans to form American Chicle . He was also responsible for the formation of American Woolen in 1899.
In 1911 he formed the
Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company through
the amalgamation (via stock acquisition) of four companies: The
Tabulating Machine Company, International Time Recording Company,
Computing Scale Company of America, and the Bundy Manufacturing
Company . Amalgamation was unusual at the time, Flint described it
as an "allied" consolidation. In 1924, CTR was re-christened as
International Business Machines. Flint served on the board of
He died on February 26, 1934 in
Charles Flint was an avid sportsman and loved swimming, hunting, fishing, sailing, and aviation. He helped found the Automobile Club of America. His Time Magazine obituary stated he negotiated the Wright Brothers ' first sales of airplanes overseas. But it was the Wrights themselves, in sometimes contentious negotiations with Charles R. Flint & Co., who determined contract terms.
* Flint, Charles Ranlett (1923). Memories of an active life: Men, and Ships, and Sealing Wax. G.P. Putnam's Sons. * Flint, Charles Ranlett (1892). Industrial combinations: Address by Charles R. Flint, before The Commercial Club of Providence on the evening of April 29th, 1892. * Flint, Charles Ranlett; James J. Hill; James H. Bridge; S. C. T. Dodd; Francis B. Thurber (1902). The Trust, Its Book: Being a presentation of the several aspects of the latest form of industrial revolution. Doubleday, Page & Co.
* ^ Cashman, Sean Dennis (1984). America in the Gilded Age: From the Death of Lincoln to the Rise of Theodore Roosevelt. New York : New York University Press . p. 57. ISBN 978-0-8147-1387-7 . OCLC 9762495 .
* ^ "\'Father of Trusts\' Going Back to Work at 80; C.R. Flint Will
Undertake Another Merger".
New York Times . January 21, 1930.
Retrieved 2010-12-14. Charles Ranlett Flint, who on Friday will
celebrate his eightieth birthday, expects to go back to Wall Street
and resume business at the old stand, 25 Broad Street. Not that he has
ever retired, for the offices have been maintained and he has bees
more or less in touch with them, but for the last two years Mr. ...
* ^ "Coal Merger?". Time . February 16, 1925. Charles Ranlett Flint
was born in Thomaston, Me., in 1850. His people had always been
shippers; he, looking-for his first job, went to "every shipping
office in Manhattan," but no one would hire him. Thereupon he wrote
himself a reference, had cards made which declared him to be an.
expert dock-clerk, entered Grace & Co., shippers. ...
* ^ Stinson, John: The
Charles Ranlett Flint