• Short Summary

    A newly developed machine called Fingermatch is being tried out by police in Buffalo for speedy identification of fingerprints picked up at the scene of a crime.

  • Description

    A newly developed machine called Fingermatch is being tried out by police in Buffalo for speedy identification of fingerprints picked up at the scene of a crime. The fingerprint is magnified on a slide and inserted in the machine, which then, by rapid comparison with any of 25,000 fingerprints stored on a computer tape, can five a reading in a minute and a half showing whether the print matches on in police files. The fresh print is carefully measured by lines on the lens of the machine. Normally, it takes 45 experts many hours to compare prints. The machine is not cheap: $140,000. Not small towns can afford one.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3A3O74BLPO86U1UR0NM5216Y6
    Media URN:
    VLVA3A3O74BLPO86U1UR0NM5216Y6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/11/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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