06 July, 2007

Cash Machine Celebrates 40 Years

Yep, last month the cash machine turned 40 years old. The first cash machine was located north of London, and it used carbon 14 checks, a mildly radioactive substance — not a plastic credit card. When initially installed, the cash machine, invented by John Shepherd-Barron, would dispense up to 10 pounds UK.

Learn more about the first cash machine on the BBC's website.

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