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Slipping Clutch - CSIRAC Computer, 5 Hole Tape Winder, Part of, 1959-1964 Object Reg. No: ST 046691

Slipping clutch - part of an electric 5 hole paper tape winder, using a 78 rpm gramophone motor. The rest of the winder is missing.

The clutch allowed a smooth operation of the winder, preventing juddering starts or stops. 16mm film reels were used to hold the 5 hole paper tape.

The tape winder was designed by John Spencer of the CSIRO Division of Building Research.
Irregularly shaped metal object. It has a central bar, with finger grip at tip, attached to moveable clutch disk.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr. John Spencer, 2002
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 3 cm (Width), 7.5 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: computers, computing, csirac computer, technology, making history - csirac
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection, CSIRAC Collection
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: paper tape equipment
Maker: Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia, 1959 or later
User: University of Melbourne (The), Parkville, Victoria, Australia, 1959-1964

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