Parts and systems of electronic computers for bookkeeping, in an early 1960s computer room in the United States.
United States USA Date:1961 Duration:6 min 45 sec Sound:Yes
A film on bookkeeping services and computer improved banking services in the United States. A man seated at a desk at work. A central processor in operation. A check being placed in the loading mechanism of a reader sorter. The machine reads symbols printed in magnetic ink. The bank identification number of the check is checked. After checking the identification number, documents are read. Information contained in the magnetic symbols is checked. The documents are sorted. The information is placed on a magnetic tape. Then it is processed in a high speed printer for immediate examination. Sorting of the documents. The documents are arranged in numerical order by the machine. A woman works on the machine. The master file containing complete data of each account is worked upon. The computer reads an identification number. Several information and transactions of the customers are added to previous transactions. Another master file is created using the information. A machine in operation. It records the information of the customer account. Other information like that of overdrafts and closed accounts is also recorded. The customer statement is prepared. Customer's name and address and opening balance is recorded from a tape. Information about the current balance is also recorded. A woman works on a machine. A reader sorter in operation. It sorts the checks. A printer machine in operation. Tape unit complete information of all accounts is printed. Working of the central processor and the operators console. A man seated at a desk works. Personnel of the Merchandise National Bank of Chicago discuss a sketch. They look for ways to serve their customers better.
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