Artifact Details

Title

Harvard University Mark I Paper Tape Punch Unit

Catalog Number

102698407

Type

Still Image

Date

1945

Identifying Numbers

Other number AA336 Part of Harvard stamp

Dimensions

overall: 8 1/2 in x 11 in

Description

Black and white. Harvard University Mark I paper tape punch unit, Unit consists of a table with punching mechanism centered on rear , it is encased in plastic to show its components. On the left of the punch is a keyboard with large cable. Attached to the right of the table is the take-up reel for punched tape. On the table to the left is an opened loose leaf manual. To the left is a huge reel of paper tape. The tape runs through the punch and out to the take-up reel. The Mark I's instructions were sequential on paper tape and the data was on a seperate tape. To the right of the desk is a fire extinguisher.
Verso: Harvard University Cruft Laboratory Photographic Dept. 29 Oxford Street Cambridge, Nass, 02138. Negative No. AA336 Date Oct 16,1945. Also verso: Tape for Mk 1 in pencil

Category

Photograph

Lot Number

X7413.2015