Artifact Details

Title

Printer Control Tape Punch

Catalog Number

102666361

Type

Physical object

Manufacturer

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number 192726 cast in base. [2006-08-10 ejm]

Dimensions

2 1/2 x 6 3/4 x 8 in.

Description

A hand-operated device used to enter information on IBM printer control tapes. Such tapes ran on a separate paper tape reader inside IBM line printers, setting such printer control variables as tab, indent, and top-of-form, for example, and allowing for such preset formatting commands to be loaded as desired, simply by changing the tape.

Category

I/O/other