Printing Cylinder for IBM Punch Cards

Printing Cylinder for IBM Punch Cards

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Description
This chrome-plated hollow brass cylinder has embossed on its outer surface the numbers and letters for an 80-column IBM punch card. Sections of the card are for several quantities associated with shipping (amount, miles, hours, job number, account number, rate per hour, department number, order number, day, month, etc.) The cylinder was used to print the IBM cards. According to the donor, the object dates from the early 1960s.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1960s
maker
IBM
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
chrome (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8.3 cm x 6 cm x 6 cm; 3 9/32 in x 2 3/8 in x 2 3/8 in
ID Number
1995.0248.01
accession number
1995.0248
catalog number
1995.0248.01
Credit Line
Gift of Milton Schwartzbart
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History

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