Artifact Details

Title

IBM Type 632 Model II Electronic Typing Calculator Card Punch

Catalog Number

102669970

Type

Physical object

Date

1958

Manufacturer

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

Identifying Numbers

Model number 632 Label on card hopper.
Other number FTZ- SERIENPRUFNR. C 041-65 Small metal label found with and bagged.

Dimensions

overall: 42 in x 33 1/4 in x 28 1/2 in

Description

The 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.

Category

I/O/punched card

Collection Title

SAP Collection

Credit

SAP Collection, Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X3709.2007