Paper Tape Reader.

Mus.Cat. NEWUC:2004.1 Mnfctr: Creed & Co. LTD. Date: 1960 (circa) Ser. No: 8905 Model: 92 MK3
Comp: Paper Tape Reader Width: 220 mm Depth: 135 mm Height: 110 mm Weight: 3565 g
Mus.Cat. NEWUC:2004.2 Mnfctr: PCA Date: 1960 (circa) Ser. No: - Model: -
Comp: Paper Tape Hopper Width: 249 mm Depth: 150 mm Height: 97 mm Weight: 492 g

Paper Tape Reader

This is an 8 hole paper tape reader from about 1960.

The roll of paper tape was placed in a hopper on the right.
This roll of paper tape is small compared to the normal size roll.

Has anybody got some rolls in their attic to contribute to the museum's collection?

Close-up of Paper Tape Reader

The paper tape was threaded under the perspex on the right,
then over the reading gate, then under the exit.

The NEWUC:2004.1 is the museum catalogue number.

Even More Close-up

An even more close-up shows the teeth of the sprocket wheel
that moved the paper tape through the reader
and the brushes that detected the data holes.

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