Software, Reel of Magnetic Tape from the Datamatic 1000 Computer


This relatively large, heavy reel of magnetic tape was used with the Datamatic 1000 computer. The tape is 3 inches wide and said to be 2700 feet long. It was used for input to the central processor.


Martin H. Weik, A Third Survey of Domestic Electronic Computing Systems, Aberdeen Proving Ground: Ballistic Research Laboratories, 1961, p. 217.

Date Made: ca 1957

Maker: Honeywell Information Systems

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Newton, Newton Highlands

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Computers


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: B&O/C&O Railroad

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1987.0748.02Catalog Number: 1987.0748.02Accession Number: 1987.0748

Object Name: software

Physical Description: metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 10.2 cm x 40.6 cm x 40.6 cm; 4 1/32 in x 15 31/32 in x 15 31/32 in


Record Id: nmah_1365950

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