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Date Introduced
1959
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
1 1/4 x 17 x 2 1/2 in.
Manufacturer
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
United States
Keywords
Output; Hammer
Object ID
102626769

This print chain is from the workhorse 600 line-per-minute 1403 printer, released with IBM’s 1401 computer. Hammers pushed paper and inked ribbon onto characters rushing by on the chain. Jitter was horizontal, to which the eye is not sensitive.