Artifact Details

Title

IBM 26 interpreting card punch/key punch

Catalog Number

102733418

Type

Physical object

Manufacturer

IBM Corporation

Identifying Numbers

Model number 026 On an IBM sign on front of unit and on a foil sticker inside the back door.
Other number 93839 Stamped on IBM tag on right side of unit.

Dimensions

overall: 38 1/4 in x 31 3/4 in x 28 1/2 in

Description

This unit has a Formica desk with the QWERTY keyboard positioned in the middle. There are 4 toggle switches above the keys. The card feeder is on the right-hand side. The card feeds from right to left. The cards accumulate on the left side in a stacker. There is a program control drum in the center of the unit behind a window. There is a chad bin under the desk. The control electronics is a combination of vacuum tubes and relays.

Category

I/O/punched card device

Credit

Gift of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

Lot Number

X4964.2008