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Punch and Verifier, circa 1950 Object Reg. No: SH 850046

Punch and Verifier, circa 1950. Used in the Mental Health Research Institution, Parkville Victoria Australia, circa 1950. Used to tabulate data.
65 column punch and verifier for making punched record cards. Punch is rack of 12 vertical pins housed in oblong metal box, set right of centre, on long, flat cast-iron base. Punch operated by small keyboard on top of box. Record card is placed on base to left of punch. Notched bar with numbers 0-65 printed along tin strip on top is screwed above back of base. 2nd slideable, notched bar sits in front of it. This has pointer to numbers on strip and has bridge and handle at far end. It slides horizontally to required number, sliding card to right position under punch. Machine sits on flat wooden stand, raised 5cm at back.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mental Health Research Institute
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 25.00 cm (Height), 14.00 cm (Width), 41.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, psychiatric institutions, medical research, data processing systems, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Administration
Tertiary Classification: accounting
Place & Date Used: Mental Health Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia, Circa 1950
References: card with exhibit. Sample record card with exhibit. Oral history, Dr Alan Stoller, 11 May 1992

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