Artifact Details

Title

IBM card gauge

Catalog Number

102732620

Type

Physical object

Manufacturer

IBM

Identifying Numbers

Other number 93.530.02A LLNL deprecated number, written on the back of the object

Dimensions

overall: 1/8 in x 8 1/4 in x 4 in

Description

The object is a metal plate somewhat larger than an IBM punched card. A paper test card apparently slides into place under three metal tabs so the user can check whether the punches in the card line up properly with the markings on the object. Written on a label attached to the back of the object is "THE REGISTRATION OF ALL CARD PUNCHING EQUIPMENT SHOULD BE CHECKED ONCE EACH DAY [and other, similar text]."

Category

Miscellaneous/tools and hardware