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Photograph of Farrington Automatic Address Reading machine

Description:

A postal employee shows off the Post Office Department’s new automatic address reading machine. The “Farrington Automatic” machine was developed by Intelligent Machines Research Corporation. Postmaster General Arthur Summerfield tested and purchased a variety of machines to help speed up mail processing in large city post offices in the early 1950s.

Photographer: Unknown

Date:
c. 1953
Medium:
paper; photo-emulsion
Museum ID:
A.2008-36
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Credits:
National Postal Museum, Curatorial Photographic Collection
Photographer: Unknown

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