Item Type: Wheatstone Tape Perforator
Full Description: A Wheatstone Tape Perforator device, in which a wheel inset with trios of solenoid-operated metal punches is used to perforate a strip of paper tape that is drawn through two guide-tracks and over the punches by a crank-handle. The punched tape’s ‘message’ could then be read (?) or perhaps transcribed, by some sort of reading device. There are four electrical connectors which operate the various punches. This item was recovered in the 1960s from the remnants of the Wheatstone Museum at King’s College, London.
Source Catalogue No: The Concertina Museum: 1.2.1-028
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Created August 2009 by Neil Wayne
Last Modified 07 February 2012 by Neil Wayne, Chris Flint, Wes Williams
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