Folded length of punched paper tape, titled 'SLAM Compiler, G10, 2013', manufactured by Theodore F. Simpson, 1975.
Paper tape was a reliable and inexpensive (although slow) method of loading and storing programs, prior to magnetic discs and tapes, and was still in use in the 1970s.
A length of grey paper tape folded like a fan with punched holes along its length. There are arrows and text printed in black ink along one side of the tape. There is a white label, that has become translucent, attached with adhesive to the end of the tape with black typewritten text, and another with a manufacturer's name printed in black ink.
Intellec, United States of America, 1975
Intellec is given as possible manufacturer because this tape was located in close proximity to paper tapes, manufactured by Intellec, namely HT 27052 to HT 27056, HT 27062 to HT 27065 and to paper tapes HT 27068 to HT 27070 and HT 27072 to HT 27074.
On labels: ' SLAM Compiler / G10,2013 ', ' [copyright symbol] THEODORE F. SIMPSON, 1975 / ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ' On tape: ' TOP '
Type of item
215 mm (Width), 48 mm (Depth), 25 mm (Height)
The above dimensions are for the folded paper tape. The tape width is 25 mm.