Circa 1918 ATM

National Photo Company Collection glass negative

This rudimentary machine, circa 1918, is the grandparent of today's ATMs. These machines, made by "Bankers Automatic Receiving Teller Co.", resembled bank buildings and were in use until the 1930s. Some were placed in schools to teach children the value of saving. They accepted both coins and paper money and recorded transactions in the customer's pass book.


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Maybe they should put one in schools again (lower than college) so kids can learn about handling money again ha. But yah this is very neat!
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