Blank Paper Tape Question (P.S.)

From: Derek Peschel <>
Date: Mon Mar 11 04:01:18 2002

On Sat, Mar 09, 2002 at 09:07:54PM +0000, Stan Barr wrote:

> I remember reading that the FISH Bombes, which ran at up to 2,000
> cps frequently broke their tapes and spewed tape everywhere ;-)

5,000 cps I think. According to the people currently at Bletchley Park,
they originally picked a good speed (perhaps at random or perhaps by trying
faster and faster speeds). The tape snapped, and as you said it was very
impressive because of the huge pulley arrangement. So they divided the
top speed in half.

-- Derek
Received on Mon Mar 11 2002 - 04:01:18 GMT

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