Since it opened in 1972, NCR’s Waterloo facility has created more than 200 patents for money handling software and hardware, like cheque sorters and ATMs.
In 1965 professor Wesley Graham working with four students and other faculty developed WATFOR – Waterloo Fortran Compiler, solving the IBM 7040’s problems.
Faux Fur in the 19th Century
As buffalo fur coats and robes were an expensive way to keep warm in the late 1800s, John Morley from Waterloo invented his own process of treating wool to create imitation buffalo fur.
Did James Paris Lee of Galt (Cambridge) have a role in inventing the Remington typewriter?