Another weird paper tape
kylevowen at gmail.com
Sun Dec 23 18:13:06 CST 2018
On Sun, Dec 23, 2018, 17:52 Paul Koning <paulkoning at comcast.net wrote:
> > On Dec 23, 2018, at 6:24 PM, Kyle Owen via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> > I have another paper tape...this time, it's 7-channel.
> > I dumped it and found that it has very, very little data on it.
> > ...
> > The tape is dated 22 October 1958.
> Which country? I know of 7 track tape (actually 7 tracks wide, rather
> than 8 track 1-inch tape with channel 8 unused) from Electrologica in
> Holland, and the date would be a bit early but possible. But the data you
> gave doesn't look like anything meaningful.
USA. It is indeed 7 tracks wide. I didn't realize that until I tried
dumping the tape today. First time I've come across 7-channel tape before.
I thought it might be for sequencing a test, perhaps, but I'm not certain.
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