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Paper tape reader, c 1970.

Paper tape reader, c 1970.
3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm


This was a method for inputting data to computers during the 1960s and 1970s. The data is coded onto the tape using keyboard-operated punches. A paper tape can input 1000 characters per second and was developed for recording and retransmitting teleprinter and telegram mesages.

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