Remington Rand Type 312-1 Interpreter, for Use with a Model 3 Remington Rand Tabulating Machine

Description
This machine, part of a Remington Rand punched card system, is roughly the size and shape of a corner mailbox (but much denser) and has a gray metal exterior. It interpreted the punched holes in a 90-column punched card and registered this interpretation by printing numbers and letters along the top of the card. The card feed is at the center front and the card receiver, at the back. A door on the right side opens to allow one to remove the wiring unit chamber. The wires sense whether there is a hole in a given position of a card, and determine what is printed and where by the printing unit below it.
A tag attached to the machine reads: Model 3 (/) Type Number 312-1. Another tag attached to the machine reads: A..F.L.-C.I.O (/) HEADQUARTERS (/) 40.
Three loose pieces are with the machine.
This machine is part of a system owned by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, an important American labor union formed by the merger of the A.F.L. and the C.I.O. in 1955.
Reference:
Remington Rand, Type 312 Punched-Card Interpreter Operating Instructions, New York: Remington Rand, no date.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
interpreter
date made
ca 1955
maker
Remington Rand
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 106 cm x 56 cm x 56 cm; 41 23/32 in x 22 1/16 in x 22 1/16 in
ID Number
MA*336300
accession number
305981
catalog number
336300
subject
Mathematics
Labor Unions
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Tabulating Equipment
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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