UNIVAC metal tape reel

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Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
3/4 x 6 x 6 in.
Manufacturer
Remington Rand UNIVAC
Credit Line
Gift of Sarah Lawson
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Keywords
mechanical; magnetic tape
Object ID
102666349
Memory Type
Magnetic tape

Surprisingly heavy, these 1200 foot reels of ½ inch metal tape were used on the UNIVAC I computer’s “Uniservo” tape drive, the first tape storage device for computers. Each metal tape held about 3MB.