Teletype BRPE 8-level punch blocks

Al Kossow aek at
Fri Nov 15 10:47:22 CST 2019

They were 5 6 7 and 8 level models. I need to dig around for an 8-level manual for bitsavers
since it appears the parts data in the book that I have only covers 5-7 level.

BRPEs were used as the paper tape punch in the PDP-1
Later DEC machines used Litton punch mechanisms

On 11/15/19 8:43 AM, Jon Elson wrote:

> A BRPE is a high speed 8-level paper tape punch, made by the Teletype corporation.  It generally runs around 50
> characters per second, but is rated to 100 CPS.  They were pretty noisy units.
> Jon

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