Artifact's at ID History Museum

The following artifacts have been donated to the ID History Museum  as of Third Quarter 2012:
 

Item Number
Artifact Item Description Quantity Form Donor/Source
1
Souvenir Coaster with Bullseye Symbol
1
Physical
Francis X Beck Jr. - RCA
2
Ad for Early RCA System 1
jpg
Francis X Beck Jr. - RCA
3
Shopping Cart Diagram for RCA Checkout 2
jpg
Francis X Beck Jr. - RCA
4
Letter from Kroger to RCA President regarding scan test 1
jpg
Francis X Beck Jr. - RCA
5
St Louis Post-Dispatch Article on Kroger Test
1
jpg
Francis X Beck Jr. - RCA
6
Consumer Education Flier from Kroger Store Test
1
jpg
Francis X Beck Jr. - RCA
7
Equipment prepared to start Kroger Checker Training before Store Test
1
jpg
Francis X Beck Jr. - RCA
8
Marketing Sheet for Datachecker SABR Barcode Scanner
1
pdf
Frank Check - National Semiconductor Datachecker
9
Digital Decode Notes from Frank Nickl
1
pdf
Frank Check - National Semiconductor Datachecker
10
Symbol Dimensions from Frank Nickl Notes
1
pdf
Frank Check - National Semiconductor Datachecker
11
Algorithm for U.P.C. Symbol Decode from Frank Nickl Notes
1
pdf
Frank Check - National Semiconductor Datachecker
12
Special Logic for U.P.C. Decode from Frank Nickl Notes
1
pdf
Frank Check - National Semiconductor Datachecker
13
Scanner Preamp (Avalanche Photo Diode version 12-15-78)) 1
Physical
Peter Edler - National Semiconductor Datachecker
14
U.P.C. Symbol Spec (Pamphlet) 1
Physical Document Peter Edler - National Semiconductor Datachecker
15
Patent for side view U.P.C. scanner - Frank Nickl 1
Physical Document Peter Edler - National Semiconductor Datachecker
16
SABR Side Scanner Specifications 1
Physical Document Peter Edler - National Semiconductor Datachecker
17
U.P.C. Codes (8) Standard Test Set 1
Physical
Document
Peter Edler - National Semiconductor Datachecker
18
Datachecker Marketing Document "How to Buy a Supermarket Checkout System" Photocopy
1
pdf
Fred Bialek - National Semiconductor Datachecker
19
Original IBM 3666 Scan Pattern Sample
1
Physical
Document
Lee Dickson - IBM
20
Improved IBM 3666 Scan Pattern (Announced Pattern) Sample
1
Physical
Document
Lee Dickson - IBM
21
Copie of Regardie "The Naked Consumer" with Joe Woodland Photo
1
Physical
Document
Lee Dickson - IBM
22
Joe Woodland 7/31/62 design for Optical Checkout Scanner for code patterns (photocopy)
1
Physical
Document
Lee Dickson - IBM
23
Letters from Ben Nelson to Lee Dickson about Barcodes
1
Physical
Document
Lee Dickson - IBM
24
Bar Code News documents the Joe Woodland did barcodes but not the U.P.C. specifically.
1
Physical
Document
Lee Dickson - IBM
25
IBM (Bulova) Torsional Deflector 2500 Hertz from IBM 3666
1
Physical
Lee Dickson - IBM
26
IBM 3660/61 Product Overview  (circa 1975)
1
Physical
Document
Lee Dickson - IBM
27
35 mm Slide of IBM 3666 internals
1
Physical
Document
Lee Dickson - IBM
28
IBM Rochester Plant Supermarket System Announcement Page re IBM 3666
1
Physical
Document
Lee Dickson - IBM
29
Picture Joe Woodland in Supermarket Lab (Raleigh Bldg 602) with Patent
1
Physical
Document
Lee Dickson - IBM
30
March 1984 National Geographic issue focused on Lasers
1
Physical
Document
Lee Dickson - IBM
31
Lee Dickson picture used for Patent Announcements
1
Physical
Document
Lee Dickson - IBM
32
Lee Dickson IBM Holographic Scanning Review
1
Physical
Document
Lee Dickson - IBM
33
Glass Holograph Plates
3
Physical
Lee Dickson - IBM
34
Hologram Handouts from Holographic Scanner
1
Physical
Document
Lee Dickson - IBM
35
Picture of Joe Woodland with Harry Knowles at a trade show (circa 1998)
1
jpg
Lee Dickson - IBM
36
Documentation regarding Joe Woodland nomination for Medal of Technology Award
1
Physical
Document
Lee Dickson - IBM
37
IBM Corporate News Bulletin regarding Joe Woodland Medal of Technology Award
1
Physical
Document
Lee Dickson - IBM
38
Black Notebook January 1975 Loose leaf Contains:
1
Physical
George Laurer - IBM
39
A: U.P.C. Guidelines Manual
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
40
B: U.P.C. Symbol Specifications + updates
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
41
C: U.P.C. Symbol Location Guidelines
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
42
D: U.P.C. Film Master Verification Manual
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
43
E: U.P.C. Newsletter Vol. 3-1 (9/1/73) thru Vol. 6-5 (6/75)
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
44
F: Policy Statement on Item Pricing
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
45
G: Letter from Arlen Young of Spectra-Physics to Dave Allais (1/19/76) discussing “price check algorithm” (not part of manual) 1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
46
The Herald Sun Nov. 8, 1995
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
47
“Inventor sets record straight on creation of U.P.C. symbol" 1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
48
IBM “Manual of Modern Coding Methods” circa 1929 1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
49
Copy of  pages from “U.P.C. Newsletter” Vol 3-6 (3/ 76) Technical Bulletin discussing the price check digit AND  a copy of EAN-13 Price Check Algorithm (circa Aug. 1978)
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
50
Raleigh News &Observer June 23, 1992 article and similar from the Baltimore Sun about the same time.
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
51
Raleigh News & Observer July 14, 2004 article about Woodland, Silver & Laurer
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
52
Siteline 20th Anniversary issue April 1985
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
53
Invention & Technology Spring 1993 Vol 9/Number 2
4
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
54
David C. Allais’s AIDC Memoirs Sept 14, 2006
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
55
Issue November 1983  of  “Siteline”
2
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
56
Issue February 1987 of  “Siteline”
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
57
IBM 7636 Bar Code Scanner 1987
2
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
58
National Geographic Mar 1984 Vol 165 No.3
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
59
Formal copy of Cracking the Code 9/30/99 by Marvin Mann
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
60
Letter to George Laurer & Joe Woodland from Dave Brown 1/15/87
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
61
Ben Nelson early draft of U.P.C. chapter of his book with letter date October 23, 1996
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
62
IBM Brochure announcing The Supermarket system now has two members: the original UPC scanning system and a new key-entry only IBM 3661 system.
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
63
The Herald Sun , Durham, NC 11/8/95
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
64
Program for 1974 achievers banquet
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
65
Corporate Recognition Banquet Plaza Hotel NY April 21 1980
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
66
Invite & Interview for UCC Gala 4/30/1997. This was the 20th anniversary.
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
67
Proposed U.P.C. Symbol (printed)
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
68
Proposed U.P.C. Symbol (Photo copy)
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
69
IBM Proposed U.P.C. Symbol Revision No. 1 October 1972
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
70
Addendum to Proposed U.P.C. Symbol Specifications Revision No. 1 October, 1972
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
71
IBM Proposed U.P.C. Symbol Revision No. 2 December 1972
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
72
Proposed U.P.C. Symbol Revision No. 3 March 1973
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
73
Deposition (Bilgutay suit) Jan 20, 1986
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
74
Exhibits relating to the Bilgutay law suit
1
Physical
Document
 George Laurer - IBM
75
Papers relating to the Bilgutay law suit
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
76
Letter to Dr. Dickson & Al. Wolfheimer (circa Winter 1985)
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
77
IBM 3687 Checkout Scanning Primer
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
78
George Laurer's hand written notes on the NRMA Voluntary Retail Identification Standard Specification A
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
79
Patent 3832686 Bilgutay’s patent. Filed May 11, 1972
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
80
The Effect of the Design of the IBM Proposed U.P.C. Symbol and Code on Scanner Decoding Reliability Oct 1972 by David Savir
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
81
Patent 3145291 Railroad bar code
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
82
Patent 3723710 Delta C  filed June 28, 1971. This technology diecovered by IBM is the major reason that the UPC symbol is read so accurately and quickly. It was demonstrated to the symbol Selection Committe and left an indelible impression.
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
83
Patent 4344152 Buffer Memory Control…  filed Nov 29, 1979.
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
84
The alternative to the keyboard. By Creative Ventures, Inc.
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
85
U.P.C. Coupon Guidelines Manual Oct 1984
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
86
U.P.C. Symbol Specifications  May 1973
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
87
U.P.C. Shipping Container Symbol Specifications Manual Feb 83
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
88
U.P.C. Symbol Location Guidelines May 1973
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
89
U.P.C. Symbol Location Guidelines Nov 1981
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
90
U.P.C. Guidelines Manual February 1983
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
91
U.P.C. Guidelines Manual January 1975
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
92
U.P.C. Guidelines Manual June 1981
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
93
U.P.C.  “A guide to Manufactures” Copyright 1980
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
94
SCD News January/February 1980
2
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
95
Issue February 1987 of  “Siteline”  Same as
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
96
Smithsonian Feb 1999
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
97
THINK magazine May/June 1980
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
98
SCD News March/April 1980
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
99
Business Week April 7, 1973 announces UPC Symbol.
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
100
MAD magazine April with U.P.C. cover.
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
101
Letter from Powell to George Laurer 10/3/91 asking about "666" in the UPC with George's response.
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
102
article - The New Money System (666)
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
103
Technical Report TR 29.0123 May 1975 by Dave Savir mathematically showing the capability of the Delta Distance C coding proposed by IBM for the UPC.
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
104
Instruction talk on U.P.C. 1986
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
105
Truncation talk 1984 Dayton Ohio
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
106
Talk  for Data Capture & Item ID April 1978
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
107
McEnroe & Jones analysis of codes October 1971 showing early thinking on how to identify items in retail environments.
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
108
Some Reminiscing A Few Years Before the U.P.C. from Francis Beck
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
109
The IBM 3660 Supermarket System brochure picked up at an internal recognition event Aoril 1974
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
110
Patent 4800256 Holographic Scanner Having Adjustable Sampling Rate
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
111
Fortune Magazine May 14, 2001
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
112
Great Moments in the Development of the Supply Chain
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
113
From 25 Years behind Bars Celebration 9/30/99
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
114
Paper by Ed Leibowitz named BAR CODES: reading between the lines provides a quick summary of events leading up to the UPC barcode.
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
115
U.P.C. Symbol Specification January 1975 1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
116
1:George Laurer's Formal Invitation to the 25 Years behind Bars Celebration in 1999 at the Smithsonian Museum
2
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
117
2: 25 Years behind Bars Celebration Detailed Symposium Agenda.
1
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
118
3: 25 Years behind Bars Celebration – Our Noted Discussion Panelists. Larry Russell presenting the backgrounds of the key speakers.
2
Physical
Document
George Laurer - IBM
119
Cover for RCA II UPC Symbol Specification Proposal
1
pdf
Fran X Beck - RCA
120
RCA II UPC Symbol Specification Proposal
1
pdf
Fran X Beck - RCA
121
RCA U.P.C. Symbol Proposal
1
pdf
Computer History Museum-Essarian collection
122
Anker Werke AG and Plessey Limited  Proposed UPC Symbol Print Specification
1
pdf
Computer History Museum-Essarian collection
123
Litton Advanced Retail Systems and Zellweger Uster UPC Print Specification
1
pdf
Computer History Museum-Essarian collection
124
Scanner, Inc. Standard for Printing Specifications for the Scanner UPC Symbol
1
pdf
Computer History Museum-Essarian collection
125
Tecnical information on a Proposal by Charecogn
1
pdf
Computer History Museum-Essarian collection
126
Charecogn's Comparison of U.P.C. Symbol Proposals
1
pdf
Computer History Museum-Essarian collection
127
N. Joseph Woodland 1
jpg
Bill Selmeier - IBM
128
Laurer, George J.
1
jpg
Bill Selmeier - IBM
129
U.P.C. Barcode Scanning Benefits Analysis 3Q 1977
1
pdf
Bill Selmeier - IBM
130
Seven digit bullseye samples used in scanner development at RCA
1
physical
Francis X Beck Jr. - RCA
131
Tom Wilson, McKinsey & Company, talk presented at the Smithsonian U.P.C. at 25 Celebration
1
pdf
Thomas J. Wilson
132
The 1974 Finast house organ announcing installation of Sperry-Univac U.P.C. symbol scanning checklane
1
pdf
Francis X Beck Jr. - RCA
133
Kroger Kenwood Supermarket - 1972-73 photos Images include Meat system, checkout, customer test scan station, and sample Banquet source marked and in-store adhesive label marked product images.
1
pdf
Francis X Beck Jr. - RCA
134
"17 Billion Reasons to Say Thanks" Document by Price, Waterhouse, Coopers provided at the Smithsonian 25th Anniversary of the U.P.C. recognition event
1
pdf
Thomas J. Wilson - McKinsey & Co
135
UCC Class Action Settlement December 15, 2003 Rob N I vs Uniform Code Council
1
pdf
George J. Laurer - IBM
136
Wall Street Journal 4 pages (June 16, 2011) on IBM at 100 years which includes a reference to creation of UPC on page A12
1
physical
Henry Steele - IBM
137
CueCat Barcode Scanner an early UPC hand scanner that attched to the PC through the PS2 keyboard and mouse ports
1
physical
George Laurer - IBM
138
Letter Recognizing the 25th anniversary of the creation of the IBM Business Partners Store Systems program in 2007
1
pdf
Peter Benda - IBM
139
Significant events in IBM POS Business Partner History documented in 2007
1
pdf
Peter Benda - IBM
140
Executive Summary of Timely Information About UPC Oct 10, 1972
1
Physical Document
George Laurer - IBM
141
10 most Used Barcodes
1
Physical Document
George Laurer - IBM
142
Letter from Ben Nelson to Lee Dickson about Joe Woodland and other Barcodes
1
Physical Document
Lee Dickson - IBM
143
Measuring Print Qquality and copy of Universal Product Code Guide to Manufacturers
1
Physical Document
George Laurer - IBM
144
Early UPC Newsletter - first 12 scanning stores
1
Physical Document
George Laurer - IBM
145
Joe Woodland's 1962 IBM Technical Memorandum on The Design of an Optical Scanner for Recognition of Code Patterns
1
Physical Document
Lee Dickson - IBM
146
Marvin L Mann presentation at 1999 Smithsonian recognition of 25 years of the UPC
1
Physical Document Marvin Mann - IBM
147
Larry Russell's notes from his Oral History April 2012
1
Physical Document Larry Russell - McKinsey & Co

148
Monthly UPC Newsletters from DCI 9/1973 - 11/1977
50 Physical Document Anonymous from Retired DCI Executive
149
Code & Symbol distributed by Distribution Codes Inc 8/1975 - 11/1977
~92
Physical Documents
Anonymous from Retired DCI Executive
150
Image of Datachecker Double X Bar Scanner in a store
1
Image
Bill Selmeier
151
Peter V. Andrews Article from the April 29, 2012 Raleigh News and Observer Newspaper "What IBM wrought at RTP
1
PDF
Peter V Andrews
152
Specification Manual for the Distribution Symbol (Shipping Case Symbol) Dated June 1976 Published by Distribution Codes Incorporated.
1
Physical Document
Anonymous from Retired DCI Executive
153
Graphic Illustration of Oversquare on UPC
1
Image
George Laurer - IBM
154
Datachecker Orion Checkout Scanner (Production Version of SABR Scanner)
1
Physical
Frank Check - National Semiconductor Datachecker
155
Documentation from Symbol Selection Committee's Logical Analysis of Symbol Proposals showing the IBM proposal is the "most dense" and therefore seems to take up the least "real estate" of the proposed symbols.
1
Physical Document
Barry Franz, P&G and Symbol Selection Committee
156
Logic presented to Symbol Selection Committee on the significance of delta distance decoding. The IBM delta distance decoding logic was highly desirable in light of some printing techniques such as rubber stamps.
1
Physical Document
Barry Franz, P&G and Symbol Selection Committee
157
AD Hoc Committee's Summary of Industry Standardization in October 1972 preparing the industry for coming changes.
1
Physical Document
Barry Franz, P&G and Symbol Selection Committee
158
Documentation of Logic for Membership Fees for the Universal Grocery Product Code Council (UGPCC)
1
Physical Document
Barry Franz, P&G and Symbol Selection Committee
159
Estimate of benefits to be achieved through standardization of the Grocery Industry
1
Physical Document
Barry Franz, P&G and Symbol Selection Committee
160
UPC Symbol Proposal from Dymo Industries.
1
Physical Document
Barry Franz, P&G and Symbol Selection Committee
161
IBM response to a request to expand the North American UPC symbology to the rest of the world. Inside IBM this was originaly known as the World Product Code.
1
Physical Document
Barry Franz, P&G and Symbol Selection Committee
162
Symbol Selection Committee's decision evaluation of proposed symbols. Note this is presented as a high resolution pdf that will need considrable enlargement to be readable.
1
Physical Document
Barry Franz, P&G and Symbol Selection Committee
163
Key considerations in selecting IBM Proposed technology Barry indicates the first page was the most important analysis of all considerations
1
Physical Document
Barry Franz, P&G and Symbol Selection Committee
164
Notes made by Barry Franz on Symbol Proposals.
1
Physical Document
Barry Franz, P&G and Symbol Selection Committee
165
Miscellaneous samples of proposed symbols.
1
Physical Document
Barry Franz, P&G and Symbol Selection Committee
166
Sample symbols from print tests by Milprint
1
Physical Document
Barry Franz, P&G and Symbol Selection Committee
167
Considerations by Symbol Selection Committee when modifying IBM's proposal.
1
Physical Document
Barry Franz, P&G and Symbol Selection Committee
168
Proposed Symbol Selection Decision Logic This was created early in the two year process.
1
Physical Document
Barry Franz, P&G and Symbol Selection Committee
169
>Early appoach to the symbol question
1
Physical Document
Barry Franz, P&G and Symbol Selection Committee
170
Early contact list for Symbol Selection Committee
1
Physical Document
Barry Franz, P&G and Symbol Selection Committee
171
Notes about symbol proposals
1
Physical Document
Barry Franz, P&G and Symbol Selection Committee
172
Summary of Symbol Proposals
1
Physical Document
Barry Franz, P&G and Symbol Selection Committee
173
Cogni-tag Documentation
1
Physical Document
Barry Franz, P&G and Symbol Selection Committee
174
Resources for Lawyers documentation
1
Physical Document
Barry Franz, P&G and Symbol Selection Committee
175

Data General Symbol Proposal

1
Physical Document
Barry Franz, P&G and Symbol Selection Committee
176

1975 SMI Summary of Point of Sale suppliers

1
Physical Document
Barry Franz, P&G and Symbol Selection Committee
177

Symbol Selection Committee's March 1973 Press Release at the announcement of the U.P.C. Symbol

1
Physical Document
Barry Franz, P&G and Symbol Selection Committee
178
1973 Grocery Industry Document Standards with purchase orders, UPC, Shipping Case Labels and more.
1
Physical Document
Barry Franz, P&G and Symbol Selection Committee
179
Proposed UPC Print Specification
1
Physical Document
Barry Franz, P&G and Symbol Selection Committee
180
UPC Symbol Proposal from Norand
1
Physical Document
Barry Franz, P&G and Symbol Selection Committee
181
Documentation from March 6, 1973 meeting of the Symbol Selection Committee Where the decision was made to approve a symbol and candidates were considered.
1
Physical Document
Barry Franz, P&G and Symbol Selection Committee
182
Activities of the Ad Hoc Committee rported in 1972March 4, 1972 meeting minutes, May 9, 1972 meeting minutes, October 10, 1972 meeting minutes, December 12, 1972 meeting minutes.
1
Physical Document
Barry Franz, P&G and Symbol Selection Committee
183
Activities of the Code Management Subcommittee of the Uniform Grocery Product Code Council reported in 1972January 19, 1972 meeting minutes, March 1, 1972 meeting minutes,
1
Physical Document
Barry Franz, P&G and Symbol Selection Committee
184
Activities of the Symbol Standardization Committee reported in 1972 January 14, 1972 meeting minutes, Agenda for May 25, 1972 meeting, May 25,1972 meeting minutes, June 23,1972 meeting minutes, August 9, 1972 meeting minutes, Agenda for November 14, 1972 meeting, November 14, 1972 meeting minutes, December 4, 1972 meeting minutes
1
Physical Document
Barry Franz, P&G and Symbol Selection Committee
185
Dr. John T Dunlop's talk at Smithsonian Celebration "25 Years Behind the Bars" in 1998. This talk describes the growth of acceptance of the UPC.
1
Physical Document
George Laurer - IBM
186
Automatic Identification Manufacturers Uniform Symbol Description including 2 of 5, a subset od Code 39, Codabar, Code 128, Code 93, and Code 11 1981- 1985
1
Physical Document
George Laurer - IBM




























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