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IBM Applications - Application of IBM Micro-Processing Cards

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Still Image


International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

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Other number #1411


8 x 10 in.


Photographic print


Black and white. This is a photograph with four different pictures seperated by white space. Upper left, a man is getting a card out of a file cabinet. Upper rright he is is feeding the card into a reader. Lower right, he is examining the card in a viewer. Bottom right, two men are discussing the image on the viewer. On the verso is typed: "FOR RELEASE: P.M.'s Tuesday April 30 1963, FROM: International Business Machines Corp., Data Porcessing Division, 112 East Post Road, White Plains, New York. Bert Reisman, White Plains 9-1900. SAN FRANCISCO, April 30 . . . Documents recorded on film and mounted in IBM Micro-Processing cards can be copied quickly from master cards for use away from central files, as shown in this picture sequence. Upper left: On request, the master aperature card is selected from a file at a central location. Upper right: In about 15 seconds, the IBM Micro-Copier I produces a copy -- shown being taken from the compact unit. The image from the master card has been produced on thermal film mounted in the copy card. The master card can be returned to the central file. Lower left: THe person who has requested the document takes the copy to his desk and inserts it in the IBM Micro-Viewer. Lower right: Magnified either 6.5 or 15 times, the filmed image is easily read on the viewing screen."


Identification photograph; Publicity photograph


Computer industry--History; Electronic data processing--History; Computers--History


Courtesy of Gwen Bell

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