Friden 5610 Computyper

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Description
This Friden 5610 Computyper was manufactured by the Friden Division of the Singer Company around 1969. This machine is actually two-in-one, the Friden 5610 Computyper and the 2205 Flexowriter. The Flexowriter was also sold apart from the Friden 5610 as a teleprinter. The Flexowriter consists of an electric typewriter with paper tape reader and punch mechanism. The Flexowriter would produce a coded data tape that could be read by the Computyper to automate various business activities. The Computyper was marketed as a data processor for business use, automatically producing invoices, sales totals, product sales analysis, taxes, costs, profits, and special charges.
Location
Currently not on view
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 58 1/2 in x 27 in; 91.44 cm x 148.59 cm x 68.58 cm
ID Number
1979.0823.01
catalog number
1979.0823.01
accession number
1979.0823
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Data Source
National Museum of American History