TitleIBM Type 632 Model II Electronic Typing Calculator Card Punch
ManufacturerInternational Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
|Model number||632||Label on card hopper.|
|Other number||FTZ- SERIENPRUFNR. C 041-65||Small metal label found with and bagged.|
Dimensionsoverall: 42 in x 33 1/4 in x 28 1/2 in
DescriptionThe IBM Type 632 Electronic Typing Calculator was introduced in 1958 (per Wikipedia checked 1/28/2015). This object is the card punch that housed the main logic elements. It is basically an IBM 026 keypunch, but without a keyboard, and with a large gate of relay logic added. The complete system would have an IBM typewriter and perhaps other parts.
Pieces found with the object are bagged separately including a vacuum-tube-type pluggable circuit module, a plastic box, and a small metal label. The air filter was removed and discarded. It appeared to a standard 19 x 6 1/4 x 1 inch furnace filter.