Artifact Details

Title

Tape drive

Catalog Number

102733484

Type

Physical object

Manufacturer

Soroban

Dimensions

overall: 41 1/2 in x 23 1/2 in x 22 in

Description

The object appears to be either a magnetic tape drive or a paper tape drive/punch. The take-up reel is labeled "Scotch Magnetic Tape," but the tape feed mechanism has a "paper" label and still has some badly deteriorated heavy paper tape in and around it. Operational buttons on the top of the object read POWER, STANDBY, TAPE FEED, SELECT, and RESET.

Category

Memory & storage/tape