Credit Card Reader

Bartizan Corporation, Manufacturer

Circa 1980
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Maker and Role
Bartizan Corporation, Manufacturer
Production Date
Circa 1980
Description
Credit card swipe machine, circa 1980. Rectangular, aluminium plate mounted on 4 rubber suction cups. It has black plastic hand grips at either end to accommodate left and right handed users. The merchant's name is imprinted on a metal plastic which is positioned on the face of the aluminium table so that when the credit card is placed in position and the account docket placed over the top, the roller moves over the surface of these items and imprints the credit card details and merchant details on the credit card account statement and carbon copy. A roller is housed in a casing mounted over the face of the machine. This roller runs on fibre plastic wheels, running on tracks on the under surface of the plate. The movement of the roller is lengthways. The silver, maker's label reads: Bartizan Corporation Bartcorp Model No.BP 900 Serial No. 833660. Manufactured and sold under one of the following patents US Patent Nos.386598 3874291. Yonkers N.Y. 914-965-7977 Made in USA.

On the base of the machine, a sticker reads: Visa Authorisation Call Auckland 778- The merchant's number is written in ink 060 19677 4. Another sticker on the base reads: Visa Floor Limit Date 25/11/1983 $100.00. The merchant's name on the face plate which would be printed on all receipts, is Robert S Logan, Auckland NZ 060 19677 4 N.
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Metal/Aluminium
Processed Material/Synthetic/Plastic
Organic/Vegetal/Plant Extract/Latex/Rubber
Signature/Marks and Type
060 19677 4 Hand-written
BARTIZAN CORPORATION / BARTCORP / MODEL NO. BP900 / SERIAL NO. 833660 / MANUFACTURED AND SOLD UNDER ONE OR MORE / OF THE FOLLOWING PATENTS: U.S. PATENT NOS. / 3,862,598, 3,874,291. / YONKERS N.Y. / 914-965-7977 MADE IN U.S.A. Maker's Plate
Accession No
2003.335
Credit Line
Bartizan Corporation. Circa 1980. Credit Card Reader, 2003.335. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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