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  • Bob Schwier
    The test cards used in the Philadelphia School District do not have the same pattern and I don t think they are the same size. bs ... From: Jim Scheef
    Message 1 of 41 , Feb 19, 2011
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      The test cards used in the Philadelphia School District do not have the same pattern
      and I don't think they are the same size.
      bs

      --- On Fri, 2/18/11, Jim Scheef <scheefj@...> wrote:

      From: Jim Scheef <scheefj@...>
      Subject: [midatlanticretro] punch cards - was: Age range
      To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Friday, February 18, 2011, 10:11 AM

       

      David,

      Printing card stock to make punch cards (or similar) is the easy part. Any local printer with an off-set press can do the printing. The hard part will be cutting them to accurate size with the printing in register. I doubt a guillotine cutter will be accurate enough. The cards my need to be die-cut - the way folding cartons are manufactured. Are mark sense cards the same size as "IBM" cards?

      Jim

      On 2/17/2011 7:56 AM, David Gesswein wrote:

       

      > >One of the long term projects I haven't gotten to was getting my DEC
      > >punch card batch equipment setup. When I get that setup I will need to
      > >get some printed mark sense cards so will be seeing what the charge is
      > >for custom printed. Then I can show Basic programming using "punched"
      > >cards. Basic and batch processing isn't things I normally associate
      > >together.
      >
      > A CR-11 or earlier?
      >
      I have a Documation M-200 Digital badged on front but doesn't seem to
      have DEC part # and a CR05-C. The M-200 is punched card only, the CR05 is
      punched or mark sense. I found the CR05 had roller rot when I was going
      through stuff to see what to make a VCF exhibit of. The M-200 is missing
      the card hopper weight assembly but otherwise was OK last time I powered
      it on.

      I also have a Wright 2600 hand punch. Since its small I had it out on the
      living room table. A friend was over with their kids recently and one
      asked what it was. I gave them a little history of punched cards and
      some blank ones to punch and they seemed to enjoy it. Its also on the
      to be fixed list. It has one bad tooth on the advance mechanism so
      messes up at one column.


    • Bob Schwier
      The test cards used in the Philadelphia School District do not have the same pattern and I don t think they are the same size. bs ... From: Jim Scheef
      Message 41 of 41 , Feb 19, 2011
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        The test cards used in the Philadelphia School District do not have the same pattern
        and I don't think they are the same size.
        bs

        --- On Fri, 2/18/11, Jim Scheef <scheefj@...> wrote:

        From: Jim Scheef <scheefj@...>
        Subject: [midatlanticretro] punch cards - was: Age range
        To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
        Date: Friday, February 18, 2011, 10:11 AM

         

        David,

        Printing card stock to make punch cards (or similar) is the easy part. Any local printer with an off-set press can do the printing. The hard part will be cutting them to accurate size with the printing in register. I doubt a guillotine cutter will be accurate enough. The cards my need to be die-cut - the way folding cartons are manufactured. Are mark sense cards the same size as "IBM" cards?

        Jim

        On 2/17/2011 7:56 AM, David Gesswein wrote:

         

        > >One of the long term projects I haven't gotten to was getting my DEC
        > >punch card batch equipment setup. When I get that setup I will need to
        > >get some printed mark sense cards so will be seeing what the charge is
        > >for custom printed. Then I can show Basic programming using "punched"
        > >cards. Basic and batch processing isn't things I normally associate
        > >together.
        >
        > A CR-11 or earlier?
        >
        I have a Documation M-200 Digital badged on front but doesn't seem to
        have DEC part # and a CR05-C. The M-200 is punched card only, the CR05 is
        punched or mark sense. I found the CR05 had roller rot when I was going
        through stuff to see what to make a VCF exhibit of. The M-200 is missing
        the card hopper weight assembly but otherwise was OK last time I powered
        it on.

        I also have a Wright 2600 hand punch. Since its small I had it out on the
        living room table. A friend was over with their kids recently and one
        asked what it was. I gave them a little history of punched cards and
        some blank ones to punch and they seemed to enjoy it. Its also on the
        to be fixed list. It has one bad tooth on the advance mechanism so
        messes up at one column.


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