Artifact Details

Title

Univac AccuScan

Catalog Number

102621854

Type

Still Image

Date

1975-08 ca.

Publisher

Sperry Univac

Place of Publication

Blue Bell, PA, US

Identifying Numbers

Other number GS-4646C Verso on attached paper
Other number P4590 Verso pencil

Dimensions

overall: 8 in x 10 in

Description

This is a black and white image of a person holding a box of Post Alpha Bits cereal, standing in front of a product scanner and preparing to put the box of cereal into a shopping bag.
Verso: Attached paper: " SAVES TIME -- The SPERRY UNIVAC(TM) AccuScan(TM) Supermarket Checkout System uses an optical scanner within X-shaped slot for automatically reading Universal produce Code (UPC) symbols on products. The system's minicomputer immediately shows the price and description of the item. The checker does not have to manually enter prices, and hs both hands free to pass packages across the slot, bagging them in the same motion. The AccuScan system is a product of Sperry Univac, a division of Sperry Rand Corporation."

Category

Photograph

Lot Number

X7413.2015