Fwd: Mystery object...
rodsmallwood at btconnect.com
Mon Jun 1 22:49:42 CDT 2009
I don't know about tickets. I would have thought passenger lists, weather
data, cargo manifests, or dispatch documents more likely.
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On Behalf Of James Fogg
Sent: 01 June 2009 18:10
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Subject: Re: Fwd: Mystery object...
> We've got a chap looking for an ID on the following - anyone got any
> Photo dated May 27th 1947, apparently (so speculation so far is some form
> relay-based controller rather than a computer, but that's merely a guess)
My guess would be it's something for handling/sorting airline tickets.
Until recently tickets were printed on card stock with various data fields
like mag stripes, barcodes and other things. I never flew until 1988 so I
don't know what they used prior, but it was probably similar, perhaps even
regular punched cards.
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