IBM X24-5884-5 Auto-translator and Flowcharting Template

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This clear plastic instrument is colored white around the edges, with a grid of black lines and twenty-eight cutout regions. Across the top is a scale of alphabetic interpreter type spacing. Across the bottom is a scale of card columns and mark sensing. On the right is a scale of card volume. On the left is a scale relating to end printing. A mark on the object reads: IBM DIAGRAMMING TEMPLATE (/) X24-5884-5.
The flowcharting template fits in a yellow paper envelope, which has explanations for the symbols. It refers to IBM document C20-8008.
Also received in this envelope is a red and white plastic chart labeled: AUTO-TRANSLATOR Programmer's Aid for Translating Between (/) Machine Code And Actual Addresses For IBM 1401/1440/1460 Computers. Another mark on the chart reads: Copyright 1964. A third mark on it reads: ARCHER INDUSTRIES
IBM, Reference Manual. Flow Charting and Block Diagramming Techniques, White Plains, IBM, 1959, esp. p. 4. This is IBM document C20-8008, dated September, 1959.
Currently not on view
date made
1959, 1964
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
paper (overall material)
overall: .1 cm x 26 cm x 10.9 cm; 1/32 in x 10 1/4 in x 4 9/32 in
ID Number
catalog number
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Credit Line
Gift of Joan P. Nichols
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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