weird find: papertape "patch" puncher

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Thu Mar 4 20:41:17 2004

On Thu, Mar 04, 2004 at 06:10:18PM -0800, Loboyko Steve wrote:
> has these patches. I've been thinking
> about getting some - but the tool is fairly expensive
> for hobby purposes. And on that subject, wow, is mylar
> tape getting expensive!

I'm glad I have some from when I first got into PDP-8s... I think I paid
$0.25 / roll for it at a local surplus house. The thing is, I haven't used
much of it - I was told that you want to use a special punch that won't
dull as fast as a punch designed for paper, and I primarily use a PC04
on my -8/L which wants fan-fold paper tape (which I have a few boxes of)

The only reason I'd have to use mylar tape is probably a heavily-used
program that I wanted to read on an ASR-33 (like the bin loader or something)
I have to admit that a 300cps optical reader has spoiled me. :-)


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