UNIVAC metal tape

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Date Introduced
1951
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 1/2 in x 8 in x 8 in
Manufacturer
Remington Rand Corporation
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Object ID
102626613

UNIVAC tapes were ½" wide, 0.0015" thick, up to 1,500' long, and made of phosphor-bronze with a metallic coating. Weighing about three pounds, each reel could hold 1,440,000 decimal digits and was read at 100 inches/sec.