Need ID for IBM Cards [+ Picture]

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Date: Tue Sep 14 21:16:44 1999

On Tue, 14 Sep 1999 22:03:37 -0400 (EDT) "Merle K. Peirce"
<> writes:
>If I can find the MagCard manual, I'll see if I can find the capacity.
> I don't know if it mirrored the punch card or not, although I think it
>held more data. They were supposed to be terrors to run.

Not to mention repair! One of my first jobs in the electronics
industry was field service of the Redactron Redactor (tm) word
processing system. This was, for all intensive purposes, an IBM
MAG Card System *clone* made by the Redactron Corporation, of
Yaphank, NY.

It used an *IBM* selectric typewriter mechanism, a box the size of
a bar fridge filled with electronics, and used either MAG Cards or
special cassette tapes. ALot of our customers started with
MAG cards, then upgraded to tapes (which held alot more).

Some customers had machines with *both*.

LAter, the Selectric (tm) mechanism was replaced with a printer/
keyboard unit called a Q-Pak. Redactron was subsequently purchased
by Burroughs.


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