Farrington Automatic Address Reading Machine

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    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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