Unityper II, Data Entry Device for the Univac Computer

The Unityper II, a modified Remington electric typewriter, was equipped with electronic circuits that converted type strokes into pulse patterns and recorded them on magnetic tape. The tape housing is located slightly above and behind the typewriter carriage. The coded tapes were used as input for UNIVAC computers.
Reference: Remington Rand Univac, "Operator’s Manual Unityper II," 1955.
Currently not on view
Object Name
computer component, input device
mainframe computer component, input device
Date made
Remington Rand Univac. Division of Sperry Rand Corporation
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
overall: 36.8 cm x 35.6 cm x 59.7 cm; 14 1/2 in x 14 in x 23 1/2 in
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accession number
catalog number
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Computers & Business Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Unisys Corporation
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