Someone got their IBM 029 working

Bob Bradlee Bob at BRADLEE.ORG
Mon Oct 17 22:04:27 CDT 2005


On Mon, 17 Oct 2005 17:08:06 -0400 (EDT), William Donzelli wrote:

>> They were good for quick corrections.

>They also got a little use when the cards were used for inventory
>control. Sometimes a shipper would send a folded (gasp!) card with a
>shipment, and the card could be returned for RMA and other functions. A
>hand punch was all that was needed.

>I have a few cards from some of the big tube makers - RCA, Tung-Sol - and
>they would sometimes cram a folded card into a tube box, with the tube.

>William Donzelli
>aw288 at osfn.org


I have several Zenith cards, they are perforated so 1/3 could be removed for 
the customer record and the 2/3 length card remaining could be sent in as 
a reorder card. They had to have some funky reader to read the short cards.

Bob







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