IBM 002 Port-A-Punch

 
Port-A-Punch 1
Port-A-Punch 2
 
IBM Model 002 Port-A-Punch, circa 1958

Notes: Okay, so this isn't really a keypunch, but it was used to punch cards. The IBM Port-A-Punch was introduced in 1958, and allowed users to punch special pre-scored cards in the field with a metal-tipped stylus. Each pre-scored card could have up to 40 columns, instead of the usual 80. The cards could then be sent to the home office, for input to a card reader.


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Last updated on Sunday, November 29, 2009