Artifact Details

Title

Computyper

Catalog Number

102692751

Type

Physical object

Manufacturer

Friden, Inc.

Place Manufactured

San Leandro, Calif., U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number SP5-C Label on back of typewriter unit

Dimensions

overall: 47 in x 23 in x 31 1/2 in

Description

Object is a large Friden typewriter with an extra row of function keys attached to the front of the keyboard, standing on top of a large wood and metal cabinet to which it is cabled by six data cables. The typewriter unit also contains a paper tape punch with feed reel on the back, and a paper tape reader. At the top left front of the cabinet there is a plug board on which is mounted an enclosed plug board. The front panel of the cabinet appears to be an access door but there is no evident way of opening it.

Category

I/O/terminal / teletype