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Inventors The ATM Machine of Luther George Simjian
By Mary Bellis

As is often the case with inventions, many inventors contribute to the history of an invention. In the case of the ATM machine, Don Wetzel invented the first "successful and modern" ATM machine in the USA, however he was not first inventor to create an ATM machine. In 1939, Luther George Simjian started patenting an earlier and not-so-successful version of an ATM machine. Read about Don Wetzel here.

Automated Teller Machine (ATM)
Luther George Simjian inventions include the self-focusing camera, a flight speed indicator for airplanes, an automatic postage metering machine, and the teleprompter. He is most famous for his invention of the Bankmatic automatic teller machine (ATM).

Luther George Simjian, 1905 - 1997
His first big commercial invention was the self-posing portrait camera, which would allow a subject to look into a mirror and see the same pose that the camera would take before the picture was taken.

Don Wetzel
Don Wetzel was the inventor of the modern automated teller machines or ATM.

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