Type 26 Printing Card Punch

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Date Introduced
1949
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 38 in x 31 in x 28 in
Manufacturer
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
Credit Line
Gift of the Estate of Walter Meffert
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
United States
Keywords
Unit record equipment
Object ID
102692756

The “26” was the workhorse of the punched card office for over two decades. Blank punched cards were automatically moved from an input hopper, past a punching station, to an output hopper. While the punched holes were for machines to read, a printed version on top of the card allowed people to read the information as well.