WORLD'S FIRST BARCODE
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What was the world's first barcode?
Barcode history dates back to 1932
when customers could purchase products by selecting punch cards from a catalogue
and give them to the cashier who put them through a reader and the customer
received the products and a bill.
In 1948 Bernard Silver and Norman Joseph Woodland began
working on a system to automatically read product information during checkout
and came up with ink that would glow under ultraviolet light.
On October 07, 1952 they received US Patent # 2,612,994 for
there invention, a barcode that was made up of a bunch of circles, but it was
not until 1967 that a Kroger store in Cincinnati first used these barcode.
In 1969 Logicon, Inc. began work on a barcode
system that would be universal and in 1974 the first UPC scanner was made by the
National Cash Register Company and installed at Marsh's supermarket in Troy,
On June 26, 1974
the first customer came to the counter with her groceries and the first item
that was ever scanned was a 10-pack of Wrigley's gum, which can now be found at
US Patent # 2,612,994
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