Film-A-Record

February 6th, 2012, 12:49H · Topics: Business · Print

Remington Rand’s San Marco Blvd. window display in the early 1950′s advertising it’s new data storage technology Film-A-Record.  This technology made film based copies of printed documents to reduce record storage space (think microfilm at the library).  The poster at the right of the image shows 160 four drawer file cabinets full of documents that could have their contents reduced so that copies of the documents could be kept in one small film storage cabinet.

This was as Remington Rand, primarily a typewriter company acquired the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation in 1950 and developed the next big thing in data processing and storage, the UNIVAC, one of the first main frame computers designed for business applications.

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