The object consists of a metal gauge, a piece of paper tape that matches the size of the gauge, and a piece of paper with notes written on it. The gauge has 11 small circular holes. The paper tape, which is labeled TRW, has holes that match the gauge's holes, plus additional holes. The notes, which are written on a piece of torn paper, read "gauge for strange/peculiar format for punch paper tape. Erv Ferris can't remember what machine it was used on."