• Short Summary

    TWO GAILY PAINTED MACHINES WHICH ACCEPT AMERICAN PAPER MONEY AND AUTOMATICALLY EXCHANGE IT FOR AN EQUAL AMOUNT OF FOREIGN CURRENCY, WERE PUT INTO SERVICE AUG 24 AT IDLEWILD AIRPORT, NEW YORK, U.

  • Description

    TWO GAILY PAINTED MACHINES WHICH ACCEPT AMERICAN PAPER MONEY AND AUTOMATICALLY EXCHANGE IT FOR AN EQUAL AMOUNT OF FOREIGN CURRENCY, WERE PUT INTO SERVICE AUG 24 AT IDLEWILD AIRPORT, NEW YORK, U.S.A.

    WITH UNCANNY SELECTIVITY, THE MACHINES REJECT ALL NOTES OF DENOMINATIONS OTHER THAN FIVE DOLLARS. BUT IF THE FIVE-DOLLAR NOTE IS PUT INTO THE MACHINE UPSIDE DOWN, THAT TOO WILL BE REJECTED.

    TO EXCHANGE A FIVE-DOLLAR BILL, THE TRAVELLER PLACES HIS MONEY ON THE FEED-IN LEDGE, PRESSES A RED BUTTON WHICH WHISKS THE BILL INTO THE MACHINE'S INNARDS FOR ELECTRONIC INSPECTION, THEN PRESSES A WHITE BUTTON FOR THE CURRENCY DESIRED AND RECEIVES A TINY PACKAGE CONTAINING HIS FOREIGN MONEY, PLUS HIS CHANGE IN AMERICAN COINS, AND LESS A SMALL TRANSACTION FEE.

    AT THE MOMENT IT IS ONLY POSSIBLE TO EXCHANGE DOLLARS FOR BELGIAN, BRITISH, DUTCH, FRENCH, GERMAN, AND ITALIAN CURRENCY, BUT THE MANUFACTURES - PERERA AND CO. OF NEW YORK - SAY OTHER CURRENCY WILL BE AVAILABLE IN LATER MODELS OF THE MACHINE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABPZ1U6K29HR3PSHB3FENN7YS1
    Media URN:
    VLVABPZ1U6K29HR3PSHB3FENN7YS1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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