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Bank Machines Give Preview of Automation

A behind-the-scenes look at processing bank notes, cheques and coins in the Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 94 | Year : 1956 | Total Duration : 3 Minutes | Producer : Jack S Allan
Security gate opened by guard, POV cameramen as he enters room where many bank employees are counting money (notes) by hand. Stacks of counted money piled in packages. Individual notes placed on to new scales to be weighed. Woman at totometre machine which counts many notes and cheques. Worn out notes being cancelled with punch machine
Access No. 66312 | 43 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Man stacking packages of paper money notes into shelving. Women working in bank filing cheques into sortograph board, cheques photographed onto microfilm at high speed. Woman unloads film can, man and woman viewing photographs of cheques on microfiche machine.
Access No. 131157 | 42 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Woman operating an automatic cheque filing machine in bank. Rows of female employees typing into counting machines. Typing at electric accounting machines and typewriters, changing type face on machine by replacing the meal letter ball. Men operating coins counting machines which is able to reject counterfeit coins. Man uses clippers to cut counterfeit coins.
Access No. 131158 | 1 min 11 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
Weighing coins on scales to assist in counting. CU dial as individual coins are added. Pan over machine counting florins and rolling them intopackaged lots. Interior of bank with teller and cashier loading coins into small case.
Access No. 131159 | 51 secs | 1950s | Australia | © NFSA | B&W |