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Mechanical Credit Card Lockout

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000069225D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Laybourn, RJ [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a mechanism for preventing vandalism to mechanical credit card readers. Trash material, such as ice cream sticks, match book covers, and so forth, can damage or jam a credit card reader. The described device allows only a credit card or its equivalent-sized article to enter the machine.