Artifact Details

Title

Printer Control Tape Punch

Catalog Number

X1566.98

Type

Physical object

Date

ca. 1970

Manufacturer

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number 20911

Dimensions

2 1/2 x 6 3/4 x 8 in.

Description

A hand-operated device used to enter information on IBM printer control tapes. Such tapes ran on a separate paper tape reader inside IBM line printers, setting such printer control variables as tab, indent, and top-of-form, for example, and allowing for such preset formatting commands to be loaded as desired, simply by changing the tape.

Category

I/O: paper tape

Lot Number

X1566.98