Artifact Details

Title

IBM "Think" sign

Catalog Number

X1593.99

Type

Physical object

Date

ca. 1970

Manufacturer

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number THINK

Dimensions

2 11/16 x 9 x 1 (HWD)

Description

The classic IBM "THINK" sign, said to be a permanent feature of IBM offices around the world until the 1970s. Alternate exhibit text: The classic IBM "THINK" sign, said to be a permanent feature of IBM offices around the world until the 1970s. The "THINK" concept as company mantra originated with IBM founder Thomas J. Watson Sr. in the 1940s and is shown in the rather ominous portrait of him by photographer Yosuf Karsh.

Category

Ephemera: other

Lot Number

X1593.99