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IBM B48171 Punch Cards with Collins Radio Company Logo

IBM B48171 Punch Cards with Collins Radio Company Logo

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These cream-colored eighty-column punch cards have the logo of the Collins Radio Company on the front. On the back is a printed form for use in collecting information on bids for various orders.
A mark at the bottom of the card on the left reads: IBM B48171. A mark at the center reads: COLLINS RADIO COMPANY (/) COLLINS (/) DATA CENTER. A mark on the back reads: 074-8215-310.
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Object Name
Punch Cards, Group Of
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall:.1 cm x 19 cm x 8.4 cm; 1/32 in x 7 15/32 in x 3 5/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Douglas W. Jones
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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