Square Reader, United States (Japan), 2013

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Description (Brief)
One (1) Square card reader for Japan
United States (Japan), 2013
General Description: Plastic, white cube with a slit on top and a central metal stem on the bottom. The stem is inserted into the portable device. The reader is packaged in a paper cover that wraps around the product top to bottom but is open at the sides.
General Information: The Square is a piece of hardware mounted and used on a mobile device to swipe debit and credit cards. This invention allows everyday people to accept payments from credit cards. Entrepreneurs of small businesses, garage sales, farm stands, and farmer's markets are amongst the people who profit from this new ability. The Square was the first device of its kind.
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date made
Apple Computer, Inc.
Physical Description
paper; plastic; metal (overall material)
overall; in case: 64 mm x 64 mm x 12 mm; 2 17/32 in x 2 17/32 in x 15/32 in
overall: 25 mm x 25 mm x 12 mm; 31/32 in x 31/32 in x 15/32 in
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Credit Line
Square, Inc.
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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