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Unityper II, Data Entry Device for the Univac Computer

Unityper II, Data Entry Device for the Univac Computer

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
computer component, input device
mainframe computer component, input device
Date made
1957
maker
Remington Rand Univac. Division of Sperry Rand Corporation
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 36.8 cm x 35.6 cm x 59.7 cm; 14 1/2 in x 14 in x 23 1/2 in
crate: 38 in x 27 in x 37 in; 96.52 cm x 68.58 cm x 93.98 cm
ID Number
1982.0638.02
accession number
1982.0638
catalog number
1982.0638.02
Credit Line
Gift of Unisys Corporation
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Medicine and Science: Computers
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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