1964 IBM 029 Keypunch Card Punching Demonstration



Hard to believe, but the old IBM 029 is fully restored and back in action! This demo shows manual punching, program-controlled punching, fast duplication, and interpreting, which are the main features of the 029. Everything works – almost. It still did miss an A in the interpret run in this video, and occasionally misfeeds a card, which I’ll fix later. But it is completely usable now.
Full 029 keypunch story in video series here:
Part 0: https://youtu.be/Ey0FOmqONys (arrival and overview)
Part 1: https://youtu.be/6XpR4cwCado (first power up)
Part 2: https://youtu.be/b5P5bBv_wNk (first mechanical motions)
Part 3: https://youtu.be/zIOx0ZaJQqY (start debugging)
Part 4: https://youtu.be/hNhM3kjrYgI (cam restoration)
Part 5: https://youtu.be/U2YCMEm9Gck (it punches again!)
Part 6: https://youtu.be/FkM_FRXNXqU (keyboard repair)
Part 7: https://youtu.be/2_A_PfLSYOM (print head repair)
Part 8: https://youtu.be/IojweEfXlxg (programming drum repair)
Part 9: https://youtu.be/YnnGbcM-H8c (full working demo)

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