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World's first cash machine

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World's first cash machine

Event  From 27/6/1967 

Categories: Commerce, Engineering

In spite of the plaque's claim, there is evidence of a cash dispensing machine being used in Tokyo in 1966. The invention of the British version has been credited to John Shepherd-Barron of the printing firm De La Rue (who know a thing or two about money). The photograph shows the actor Reg Varney making the first withdrawal. He was a local resident and had achieved some fame in the television series 'The Rag Trade', but went on to greater popularity in the sitcom 'On the Buses'.

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World's first cash machine - 1992

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World's first cash machine - 2010

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