IBM Applications - IBM Computer Applied to Barrel Company
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
8 x 10 in.
Black and white. There is a man with a mustache and a striped suit at the right of the photograph. He is standing in front of a large flat bed trailer with multiple barrels on it. On verso is written "FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, CONTACT: Fred Nichols, President Wm. H. Pflaumer & Sons, Inc. (215) NE. 4-4800 ROLL OUT THE BARREL: A new, computer-based system at Wm. H. Pflaumer & Sons, Inc., Philadelphia beer distributor, assures next day delivery to its more than 1,000 customers in five-county area. The company's IBM System/3 Model 10 maintains the inventory in Pflaumer's 126,000 square-foot warehouse at levels that permit delivery on short notice anywhere whithin its marketing zones. Here, Fred Nichols, president, checks a truck load of beer against a computer-generated report. The firm's 85 trucks make 200 to 300 stops daily throughout Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties."
Identification photograph; Publicity photograph
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