NCR 304

The NCR 304, 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.


  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. p. 66. ISBN 9780262532037.
  5. Gandy, A. (2012-11-30). The Early Computer Industry: Limitations of Scale and Scope. Springer. p. 93. ISBN 9780230389113.

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