Wang Loci-2 Card Reader

The Wang LOCI II is one of relatively few calculators that had a variety of peripheral equipment. Included in the price of the machine was this metal card reader, painted light blue. It read specially designed punched program cards. A card is in the reader.
A mark on the bottom of the card reader reads: Wang Laboratories, Inc. (/) ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS AND DEVICES (/) LOCI CARD READER (/) MODEL NO. [blank] (/) SERLAL NO. 22806 (/) TEWKSBURY, MASS. U.S.A.
For further information about the LOCI II, see 1980.0096.01.
Currently not on view
Object Name
microcomputer peripheral
electronic calculator peripheral
date made
1965 or later
Wang Laboratories
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 4 in x 8 1/2 in x 6 in; 10.16 cm x 21.59 cm x 15.24 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Tewksbury
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Computers & Business Machines
Desktop Electronic Calculators
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Desktop Electronic Calculators
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Computer Sciences Corporation
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