The object is a machine on a metal frame with a power cord and a connector cord attached to it. The case for the object is missing. On the right side of the object is a tape reel with paper tape still attached. On a clear plastic cover on the tape reel are an operational diagram and several operational messages: "EMPTY CHAD BAG WHEN TAPE ROLL IS REPLACED," "FLATTEN TAPE ROLL BEFORE LOADING, and "TO POSITION DOOR FOR TAPE WIDTH, RELEASE LATCH AND PRESS IN DIRECTION OF ARROWS." A date on one of the parts indicates that it was made in 1962. On the front are a read head and a punch head. Also on the front is a take-up reel. A paper sticker attached to the front reads "digital DEC-8E-AMSSA-A-UA2 9/7/72."