Square Reader, United States (Canada), 2013

Square Reader, United States (Canada), 2013

<< >>
Usage conditions apply
Description (Brief)
One (1) Square card reader for Canada
United States (Canada), 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 to be distributed in a box with a sleeve. All information is written in English and French.
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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
card reader
date made
Apple Computer, Inc.
Physical Description
paper; plastic; metal (overall material)
overall; in box: 115 mm x 115 mm x 15 mm; 4 17/32 in x 4 17/32 in x 19/32 in
overall: 27 mm x 27 mm x 7 mm; 1 1/16 in x 1 1/16 in x 9/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Square, Inc.
See more items in
Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.


Add a comment about this object