Artifact Details

Title

Card read brushes

Catalog Number

102733498

Type

Physical object

Manufacturer

International Business Machines (IBM)

Identifying Numbers

Other number 609798 Stamped on label on outside of tube.

Dimensions

overall: 2 3/4 in x 1 in x 1 in

Description

Object is a plastic vial containing about 30 small metal brushes. These are the sensing brushes that make contact through the punched holes in IBM cards to read them. IBM card-handling equipment such as sorters, collators etc. have banks of these brushes. An IBM maintenance tech would typically have a vial such as this in his tool case to make frequent replacements of worn brushes.

Category

I/O/punched card device

Credit

Gift of Valeo Corporation

Lot Number

X1640.99
 

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