How did they string core?

From: William Donzelli <>
Date: Sun Dec 16 18:37:40 2001

> It was done by hand I think. Mexico comes to mind.

Some manfacturers did it by hand, some by machine. IBM had core stringing
machines during the S/360 era, for the huge stacks (about 1' by 4') used
in some of the storage units. They also had cores hand strung in the far
East, as the cheap labor was more economical than the robots.

William Donzelli
Received on Sun Dec 16 2001 - 18:37:40 GMT

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