UNIVAC Digital Recording Tape (1951)




Shown is a spool of nickel-plated bronze metal alloy digital recording tape for the UNIVAC computer. This 1/2 inch wide tape was made for the Remington Rand UNIVAC computers. The spool is made of aluminum and measures 6 inches. When new, it came in its own box with locking ring.

One eight inch reel was equivalent to over 20,000 punched cards worth of information, or 1,400,000 characters (1.4 MB).

See also UNIVAC




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