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Reader, card

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Artifact no.
1985.0821.001
Model
5
Manufacturer
NRC, Radio & Electrical Engineering
Manufacturer Location
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Manufactured Date
Between 1970 - 1979
Context Function
CARD READING AID FOR BLIND OPERATOR, USES LIGHT SENSOR TP PICK UP LIGHT PASSING THROUGH HOLES IN CARDS, RAISES PINS ON FRONT OF UNIT.
Context Technical
LIGHT DETECTOR DOES NOT DAMAGE COMPUTER CARD AS MECHANICAL ROLLER MIGHT.
Context Canada
WORK ON JIM SWAIL
Description
STEEL BOX; CARD PLATFORM IS PLEXI-GLASSWITH STEEL EDGES; BRASS TRACK; ELECTRONIC LIGHT SENSOR MOUNTED ON METAL FRAME; BRASS- COLORED POINTER; METAL PINS AND BRAILLE NUMBERS RAISED ON PLASTIC TAPE; RUBBER FEET.
Number of Parts
1
Artifact Finish
BASE PAINTED GREY; SENSORFRAME PAINTED WHITE; BLACK PLASTIC BUTTON AND SWITCH; CARD IS COVERED IN GREY.
Artifact Markings
'5' HANDWRITTEN IN LEAD(?) PENCIL ON METALLIC SQUARE STICKER ATTACHEDTO FRONT; "IBM Card Reader Version 5" HANDWRITTEN IN BLACK MARDER ON BACK; 'NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL 10654 RADIO AND E.E. DIV.' ON BLACK AND SILVER- COLOURED PLATE ATTACHED TO BACK. * SEE COMMENTS.
Group 1
Computing Technology
Category 1
Digital peripheral devices
Subcategory 1
Input/output devices
Material
metal->steel;metal->brass - possible;paper->cardboard;synthetic->plexiglass;synthetic->plastic;resin
Length
25.6 cm
Width
19.0 cm