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Farrington Automatic Address Reading Machine

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


Culture: American


Geography: USA


Date: 1953


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


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Taken on May 14, 2008