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Manual Magnetic Reader

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000079238D
Original Publication Date: 1973-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Lockett, WI: AUTHOR

Abstract

A manual magnetic reader for detecting quantities of recorded material on magnetic cards or transcription belts for dictating equipment is shown. The reader 10 is a magnetic ferric-oxide decoder, which contains a magnetic ferric-oxide powder within the chamber under observation glass 12.

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Manual Magnetic Reader

A manual magnetic reader for detecting quantities of recorded material on magnetic cards or transcription belts for dictating equipment is shown. The reader 10 is a magnetic ferric-oxide decoder, which contains a magnetic ferric- oxide powder within the chamber under observation glass 12.

The reader is slidably mounted on scale arm 14 so that it may be moved back and forth, to place the reader over any portion of the magnetic card 16 or magnetic belt 18.

A support surface 20 is provided with guide surfaces 22 to hold a coded magnetic card 16. Likewise, part of the support surface 20 will support magnetic transcription belt 18, since slots 24 are provided. Also provided for ease of the operator in determining quantities of magnetic data on the card, are scales 26 and 28. Scale 26 is most useful to determine the length of lines coded on magnetic card 16, while scale 28 is most useful for determining the amount of recorded dictation on belt 18 or the number of lines on card 16.

Slide 14 is pivotally and slidably mounted on the rod 30, to provide the capability of movement to place magnetic reader 10 over any portion of the magnetic card 16.

This device is best used to effectively manage work allotment in word processing centers.

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