Artifact Details

Title

Card reader mechanism

Catalog Number

102653255

Type

Physical object

Manufacturer

Elliott

Place Manufactured

U.K.

Identifying Numbers

Model number D4/62/D1
Other number 416 series
Other number B45 cat number

Dimensions

12 x 14 x 18 in.

Description

Object is a portion of a card reader, comprising the jogging shelf, input hopper, and a part of the feed path, all on a heavy cast metal base. Also loose with it, a lucite card weight on a deck of IBM cards in the hopper. Also attached to the power cord by a zip-tie, a polished steel plate with roller that was probably part of the feed mechanism. Evidently the cards fed 12-edge first, then were moved sideways through a column-by-column read head.

Category

I/O/punched card