Photos: Hardware Hoarders - Your old computers (PART 3)


Programming tape punch editor

Programming tape punch editor

The owner of this piece of kit writes: "This beautifully crafted piece of equipment enabled punched paper tape to be edited. A black sticky piece of tape would be stuck onto the tape where corrections were required and by aligning the correct row new holes could be punched. In the sixties, when programs were compiled on to punched tape it was far quicker to make simple modifications this way rather than to recompile. I suspect any modern day equivalent, should there ever be a need, would be made of plastic!"


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Also, if you've enjoyed this, you might also enjoy our very own

Retro computer games photo gallery.

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