First Item To Be Scanned....

@celticeagle (113022)
Boise, Idaho
July 29, 2016 6:56pm CST
Using the Universal Product Code (or UPC) bar code was a pack of gum. On June, 26, 1974 at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio. It was not designated especially as the first to be scanned but it was the first thing lifted from the cart by Clyde Dawson who was shopping there that day in history. The reciept and the pack of Wrigley's Juicy Fruit gum are on display at the National Museum of American History. The barcode was actually thought up by Norman Woodland and Bernard Silver. A patent was issued in 1952. It wasn't to become a working technology until decades later. I find these type of things in history interesting. How about you?
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• United States
31 Jul 16
That is very interesting! Now a days, we just toss our receipts out.
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@celticeagle (113022)
• Boise, Idaho
31 Jul 16
A lot goes into them.
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@Jessicalynnt (48191)
• Centralia, Missouri
31 Jul 16
I wonder why there of all places.