I have a PDP 11/05 that I’ve been restoring slowly over the last few years. I’m to the
point now where I’d like to get a paper tape reader attached to it. The only reader I can
find in my junk is a Bower Associates BAI Data Products model 1230 punch. I’ve put a
picture of it here for the curious:
I can’t find any documentation online about this machine. I’m wondering if anyone else has
any ideas, or might know anything about this. It’s going to need some TLC to bring it to
life, and some documentation would certainly be nice.
This particular unit was used by the Atmospheric Environment Service, Department of the
Environment of Canada (according to a label on the back). It looks to be complete, except
the punch bin is missing (not a big deal).
Anyway, I thought I’d throw it out there in case anyone happens to know anything about
this, before I tear in to it.