Teletype BRPE 8-level punch blocks

Al Kossow aek at
Fri Nov 15 10:49:46 CST 2019

looks like we may have one in the archive

I also see they were used in the Typeset-8 systems

On 11/15/19 8:47 AM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
> 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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