Artifact Details

Title

Card reader

Catalog Number

102731376

Type

Physical object

Manufacturer

Documation, Inc.

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number RM-1000L Stamped into a metal manufacturer's label affixed to the back of the object
Serial number 8309032 Stamped into a metal manufacturer's label affixed to the back of the object; there are probably two more characters in this number, but they have been obliterated

Dimensions

overall: 16 1/4 in x 23 in x 18 in

Description

The object is a punched card reader. It has a sloping top deck with an input card stacker on the upper right which feeds left to the read mechanism and then to an output card stacker on the lower left. The upper left has a control panel of sorts with three pushbuttons, labeled "POWER", "STOP", and "RESET", and four indicator lights in a row. There is a metal logo/brand name label on the front which reads "Business Records Corp." On the back are two toggle switches and a lamp test pushbutton. One switch is labeled "SHUT DOWN" with positions "MAN" and "AUTO". The other switch is labeled "MODE" with positions "REMOTE" and "LOCAL". There is also a 38-pin blade-pin data connector and a center-ground 3-pin twist-lock power connector.

Category

I/O/punched card device

Related Records

102731377 Blade connector parts