Artifact Details

Title

Keypunch

Catalog Number

102669922

Type

Physical object

Manufacturer

Bull Company

Identifying Numbers

Other number 120.165Z1 Etched on the plug board on the back of the object
Other number 283.91.20.2 Computer Museum Aachen deprecated registration number written on a piece of paper taped to the front of the object, and also written on the back of the object
Other number 55 UNIS 136 Etched on a metal plate on the front of the object
Other number Bull Paris No. 244149 Etched on a metal plate on the front of the object
Other number Bull Paris No. 255179 Etched on a metal plate on the back of the object

Dimensions

overall: 39 in x 47 in x 33 in

Description

The object is a keypunch mounted on a metal desk with a wooden top. On the left side of the desk is a wooden swing-out shelf. On the right side of the desk is an empty compartment. On the back is a small drawer. The keypunch has a German keyboard (qwertz) and other, miscellaneous keys. A control panel on the right side of the object has control labels like DOPPELN, AUTOMATISCH (HALB/VOLL), and WAGEN RUECKLAUF. Various metal plates contain the text MACHINES DE COMPTABILITE A CARTES PERFOREES. The card reader on the top of the machine is removable. The cards it would have contained cards measuring 7.5 in by 3.25 in. A sticker on the left side of the object reads TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ILMENOU. On the back of the object is a plug board with labels in French. A plastic bag attached to the object contains 9 round objects approximately .75 inches in diameter and several wires.

Category

I/O/punched card

Collection Title

SAP Collection

Credit

SAP Collection, Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X3709.2007