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Paper Tape Reader - CSIRAC Computer, Program Preparation Area,12 Hole, 1955-1964 Object Reg. No: ST 044249

Summary:
12 hole paper tape reader used in the off-line program preparation area of the CSIRAC computer.

Positioned on right hand side of desk, opposite to where the console reader is positioned.
Small metal tray is at the back end of the reader.
The large inbuilt metal basket for paper tape sits at the front of the reader, facing the user, opposite to the position of the reader at the console.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), 1965
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 1035 mm (Height), 460 mm (Width), 1220 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: computers, computing, csirac computer, making history - csirac
Themes this item is part of: The CSIRAC Program Library, CSIRAC - Input & Output Devices, CSIRAC Paper Tape Library Collection, Information & Communication Collection, CSIRAC Collection, Trevor Pearcey, 1919 - 1998: a brief biography
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: paper tape equipment
Designer: Mr Maston Beard, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, early 1950s
Commissioned By: Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1955-1964
User: University of Melbourne (The), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1955-1964

CSIRO designed the reader.

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