Artifact Details

Title

Key punch

Catalog Number

102735020

Type

Physical object

Manufacturer

IBM

Identifying Numbers

Other number 010 10719 CS Embossed on a metal plate on the back of the object
Other number 84-603-01 Written on the bottom of the object
Other number 93.978.01A LLNL deprecated number, written on the top of the object

Dimensions

overall: 6 in x 19 1/2 in x 9 in

Description

The object is a key punch apparently used to custom-punch standard IBM cards. The object has 14 buttons total. The keys are numbers only (0-9) plus one key labeled "X," plus 3 unlabeled. An information card attached to the top of the object provides key conbination codes (for example, an "A" is 12 plus 1). On the front is an on/off switch and 2 fuses. On the back is a power cord with a 3-pronged plug.

Category

I/O/punched card device