Paper tape carriers and paper tape
jwsmail at jwsss.com
Fri Nov 11 18:16:39 CST 2016
On 11/11/2016 3:05 PM, Dave Wade wrote:
> Not seen one of those for ages, These days, at least in the UK, Credit Cards seem to come attached to a standard letter with a blob of sticky stuff...
Image of manual credit form here:
3-1/4 x 7-7/8 Inches
Stock from this site:
Hollerith card info (via Wikipedia)
Card size is exactly 7 3⁄8 by 3 1⁄4 inches (187.325 mm × 82.55 mm). The
cards are made
of smooth stock, 0.007 inches (180 µm) thick. There are about 143 cards to
the inch (56/cm).
Near as I can tell, 100 of the NCR carbonless forms is about an inch, so
of the stock should be close to Hollerith cards.
I'm a bit concerned now that the chipless technology is deployed in the
US. Many contracts
will have pretty significant penalties for swipe and non chip /
signature transactions, so
the demand for manual backup like this will probably take a significant
merchants just declining the business till their machines work, rather
than risk a chargeback
on a manual form.
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