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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • May 20, 2010

John Shepherd-Barron, inventor of ATM passes away

Creator of world's first automated teller machine (ATM) , John Shepherd Barron passed away at the age of 84 after his long battle with illness. He is survived by his wife, three sons and six grand kids.

The inventor was inspired by chocolate vending machines and thought why can't the same concept be applied to cash. His first machine was installed at Barclays Enfield branch in London June 27, 1967. He pioneered the concept of 4-digit PIN number for ATMs.

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