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IBM Applications - IBM Micro-Processing Procedural Diagram

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Black and white. This is a monotone diagram of the IBM Micro-Processing procedure. On the recto the steps are "1 DRAWING OR OTHER DOCUMENTS", "2 PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT", "3 MICROFILM TO MASTER APERATURE CARD", "4 IBM MICRO-COPIER", "5 COPY OF MASTER CARD", "6 IBM MICRO-VIEWER". On the verso is written "FOR RELEASE: P.M.'s Tuesday April 30, 1963. FROM: International Business Machines Corp. Data Processing Division 112 East Post Road, White Plains, New York. Bert Reisman, White Plains 9-1900. SAN FRANCISCO, Apil 30 . . . This is the step-by-step process in the handling of documents using IBM's new Micro-Processing units. Original documents (1) such as design drawings, land titles, police records and chemical abstracts are photographed (2) and reproduced in miniature of microfilm. The image is copied (3) from the microfilm to flim mounted in aperature cards which can be handled by data processing equipment. The IBM Micro-Copier I (4) takes about 15 seconds to reproduce a copy card from this master card. The IBM Micro-Copier II will reproduce either the image of a card or an image directly from a microfilm roll. The image of the copy card (5) is viewed (6) in the portable IBM Micro-Viewer."


International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

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Other number #1410


8 x 10 in.


Photographic print


Identification photograph; Publicity photograph


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


Courtesy of Gwen Bell

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