Event    From 27/6/1967 

World's first cash machine

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'.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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World's first cash machine - 1992

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World's first cash machine - 2010

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