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60990 Prototype Document Reader in use
Description of Photograph
Photograph of a Lyons Bakery Rails Order Form as marked up by a salesman (LEO job L5) being fed into the prototype document reader. The early document reader was designed by John Pinkerton and Daniel Broido, to convert the foolscap-sized documents filled in by the Lyons bakery salesmen into paper tape which could then be read by LEO.
Research Comments: LEO were early pioneers in reading original documents directly into computers, eliminating problems of data preparation and making possible dynamic large scale data processing. (LM)
Physical Description: 1 photographic print; black and white
Archives Hub References: CMLEO/PB/PH/3/60990
Other References: DCMLEO20190809010
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