New Type of Filing Cabinet Affords Speed and Accuracy (Jul, 1929)
Sadly, these two women later lost their jobs to robots. (video)
New Type of Filing Cabinet Affords Speed and Accuracy
THESE girls, shown at right, don’t have to worry about taking reducing exercises. They are filing clerks in the office of the New York Life Insurance company, New York, and spend their working day climbing and moving the ladders shown.
Eight rows of files in huge cabinets hold millions of dollars worth of policies. The drawers slide in and out easily on roller bearings, facilitating the time required to file a document.
Rollers are placed on the feet of the ladders and are operated by a lever on their side. A pull of this draws the rollers up so that the ladder will stand perfectly stationary.