Tape to Card Converter, Type 308-56, for Use with a Remington Rand Model 3 Tabulating Machine

Tape to Card Converter, Type 308-56, for Use with a Remington Rand Model 3 Tabulating Machine

This desk-sized machine punched cards for input into a tabulating machine from information encoded on paper tape. It was part of a Remington Rand Model 3 accounting system, and was sold under the designation of a tape to card converter.
The device includes two tape control units. Each one of these has dimensions: 22.5 cm. w. x 63 cm. d. x 23 cm. h. They are gray metal boxes with one reel for tape at the front and a protruding tape holder at the back. They sat on the left side of the machine. Both reels and holders may be removed. There are four buttons in the front of these devices. It seems likely that one was for five-channel paper tape and the other for 6-channel paper tape. The card feeder is at the center. An array of keys makes it possible to use the device as an ordinary punch.
John Diebold & Associates, "Remington Rand Type 308-5 Tape-to-Card Converter," Automatic Data Processing Equipment, Chicago: Cudahy Publishing Company, 1957, section 3A 660.2, pp. 1–5.
Remington Rand Univac, Introduction to UNIVAC Punched-Card Data Processing, no date, no place, p. 35.
Remington Rand Univac Division of Sperry Rand Corporation, Remington Rand Common-Language Data Processing, New York: Remington Rand Univac, no date. This is 1977.3012.04.27.
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Object Name
card punch
date made
ca 1955
Remington Rand
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 103 cm x 76.5 cm x 72 cm; 40 9/16 in x 30 1/8 in x 28 11/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations
Labor Unions
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Science & Mathematics
Tabulating Equipment
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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