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History of the Bank Teller Window

History of the Bank Teller Window

Vintage Bank Teller Window

To manage the flow of customers and ensure security, banks began installing teller windows. These were typically small openings in a wall or counter where customers could approach and conduct their business with a teller on the other side. The teller would handle cash and other transactions through the window, and customers would often have to provide identification and other forms of verification before being served.

Over time, the design of teller windows evolved to include various security features, such as bulletproof glass and reinforced steel. Banks also began using technology to improve the efficiency and accuracy of transactions, with automated teller machines (ATMs) becoming popular in the latter half of the 20th century.

Despite the rise of online banking and mobile apps, bank teller windows continue to be an important part of the banking industry, providing a personal touch and allowing customers to interact with their bank in person.

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