Folded length of punched paper tape, titled 'SLAM Interpreter, G10, 13', 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.

Physical Description

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.

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