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Paper Tape Punch - CSIRAC Computer, Program Preparation Area, 12 Hole, 1951-1964 Object Reg. No: ST 044251

12 hole paper tape punch used with CSIRAC computer, probably used at program preparation area. The large inbuilt metal basket for paper tape sat at the front, closest to the user.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), 1965
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 1100 mm (Height), 465 mm (Width), 1075 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: computing, csirac computer, computers, making history - csirac
Themes this item is part of: CSIRAC - Input & Output Devices, Trevor Pearcey, 1919 - 1998: a brief biography, CSIRAC Collection, CSIRAC Paper Tape Library Collection, Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: paper tape equipment
Designer: Mr Maston Beard, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1951
Commissioned By: Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1951-1955
User: University of Melbourne (The), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1955-1964

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