On 2014-Nov-30, at 8:59 AM, Jon Elson wrote:
Then, there was the system that came before wire-wrap. It had rectangular
posts on card edge connectors, and I think the wire was stranded. There was
a "gun" that had a roll of little tin-plated clips. You stuck the wire into
gun, and squeezed the handle. It drove a clip onto the pin, pinching the
wire through the insulation. I've forgotten the name of this system, too.
This was used for connecting up standard logic boards into a backplane,
not for use at the chip level.
Would that be these?:
It's the backplane of an HP2116C.
I've always wondered what the tradename for the technique was.
Looks like in these machines the wire was stripped before crimping though.