Square Reader Prototype, United States, ca 2010

Square Reader Prototype, United States, ca 2010

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Description (Brief)
One (1) Prototype for the Square card reader
United States, ca 2010
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.
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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Object Name
card reader
date made
ca 2010
Apple Computer, Inc.
place made
United States
Physical Description
plastic; metale (overall material)
overall square: 20 mm x 20 mm x 14 mm; 25/32 in x 25/32 in x 9/16 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Square, Inc.
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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