Termatrex Card Reader

Description
The Termatrex card reader has a metal case painted green with a translucent white plastic top. The case contains fluorescent lights. A yellow-edged template and plastic rule are atop the box. A grid of lines allows one to read the number corresponding to the location of a hole on a punched card, or set of punched cards, below the template. One then could refer to a report filed with this number.
A mark on the rule reads: TERMATREX INFORMATION AND DATA SYSTEMS. Another on the upper right corner of the box reads: JONKER. The Smithsonian propertay tag reads: 80089.
For a fuller description of the system, with references, see the description of the drill at 1993.0132.01. For cards, see 1993.0132.03. For documentation, see 1993.3065.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
card reader
date made
ca 1969
maker
Jonker Business Machines, Inc.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 31.8 cm x 38 cm x 12.7 cm; 12 17/32 in x 14 31/32 in x 5 in
ID Number
1993.0132.02
catalog number
1993.0132.02
accession number
1993.0132
subject
Mathematics
Conservation History
Science & Mathematics
Tabulating Equipment
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Tabulating Equipment
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Transfer from Smithsonian Institution Conservation Analytical Laboratory
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