GOODS & SERVICES: New Ideas, Oct. 20, 1958


Bad-Check Trap. To foil bad-check passers, a fingerprint camera was put on the market by Identity Recorder Co. of Monrovia, Calif, for use in supermarkets and other big-volume stores. The customer rests his check and ten fingertips on the boxlike (18½ by 13½ in.) gadget and the cashier presses a button, getting a picture of both check and fingertips. If the check bounces, the prints are turned over to police. Identity Recorders are leased at $30 a month for the first machine, $6 for each additional machine. Cost per picture...

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