IBM 029 Keypunch has arrived
cisin at xenosoft.com
Mon May 25 15:34:46 CDT 2009
On Mon, 25 May 2009, Roger Holmes wrote:
> After a long wait, and paying unexpectedly high fees to the freight
> clearance company I finally have my hands on my 029 keypunch. To my
> surprise it has an extra wide punching station which apparently is an
> extra read head which allows it to be fed with ready-punched cards and
> the text to be printed at the top of the card. An interesting bonus.
The [somewhat rare] interpreting feature is especially important, since
the stand alone-interpreter prints 60 columns, instead of the 80, and
therefore doesn't align the print with the punches.
> The rating plate shows .4kVA which is more than my Flexowriter
> transformer can handle so I have ordered a modern yellow industrial
> 110v socket so I can try it on a 3kVA transformer I have for an angle
> grinder. I have searched though eBay for normal US wall sockets and to
> my surprise cannot find them. I've tried all sorts of search terms but
> obviously have not hit the right combination, unless there is some law
> which prohibits them being sold retail or something like that.
> Probably me being stupid.
More likely two peoples divided by a common language.
The piece in the USA wall is called an "outlet" or "receptacle".
If you can't find them, one of us can send you some.
Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin at xenosoft.com
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