Description: A postal employee shows off the 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.
Creator/Photographer: Unidentified photographer
Medium: Black and white photographic print
Collection: Machinery Collection
Repository: National Postal Museum
Accession number: A.2008-36
Persistent URL: arago.si.edu/index.asp?con=2&cmd=1&id=194388