[vcf-midatlantic] Paper tape

Mike Loewen mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
Mon Feb 15 17:53:20 UTC 2021


On Mon, 15 Feb 2021, Ethan O'Toole wrote:

>>    Recently, I've been deep into paper tape territory. I exhumed my HP
>>  2748B high speed paper tape reader, and got it running after a clutch
>>  plate adjustment. It's connected to my HP 2108A minicomputer, along with a
>>  2645A terminal. I can punch tapes from a Linux system to a GNT-4601 paper
>>  tape reader/punch, connected via serial port. Then load the tape into the
>>  2748B and read it into the 2108A. They're not kidding when they say "high
>>  speed".
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> Really cool! Do you have to cut paper into strips and make the tape or is 
> there some source to find pre-cut tape that works for this stuff?

    I sitll had a couple of rolls of the real thing. You can find a few on 
Epay, both paper and mylar tape 8" rolls.


Mike Loewen				mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
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