Keypunch drums (was Oxidation)
roger.holmes at microspot.co.uk
Wed Jan 21 18:17:48 CST 2009
> From: "Brian Knittel" <brian at quarterbyte.com>
> Subject: Re: Oxidation
>> Roger Holmes wrote:
>> A couple of [keypunch drums] have come up on eBay in the last five
>> years and both went for silly money which to me means there are
>> more keypunches than drums.
> That's one interpretation, but it just considers the scarceness
> You also have to figure in the saneness factor. If you want a punched
> card era memorabilis, a drum is a heck of a lot easier to ship, store
> and display than a whole keypunch machine.
But why would someone find that particular part of a keypunch so
desirable? I have many small parts of a verifier I broke up for spares
for my keypunch. At silly prices someone could make a career buying
keypunches and breaking them up for selling on eBay.
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