[vcf-midatlantic] Paper tape

Bill Degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Mon Feb 15 19:55:46 UTC 2021

On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 12:54 PM Mike Loewen via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> 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".
> >
> >
> > 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.

I am always looking for papertape and printer rolls, but I have been
switching to "electronic tapes" whenever possible.

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