Thanks--I was aware of the Executary belt, but the person who called
clearly said a flat sheet. Not having actually seen an Executary
belt, I didn't know if this was close or not. I can see how it's
folded. I think Steve Smolian can play these.
I guess I always thought they were longer, but then again, belts are
longer for me than most...nevermind <smile>.
THANKS, John and Robert
At 06:46 PM 2007-05-02, you wrote:
>It looks like they're belts for an IBM "Executary" dictating machine.
>You have a reference to these things on your own web site:
>At 5/2/2007 02:18 PM, you wrote:
>>A person contacted me today with an approximately 5x8 inch magnetic
>>sheet with the IBM logo on it and two holes punched in that edge.
>>It appears to be magnetic material. We have no idea if it's audio
>>(I haven't seen it before) and I'm suspicious that it MIGHT be a
>>word processing format. It dates from the late 1960s and was
>>apparently part of some U.S. Navy documentation.
>>A photo of it is posted at: http://www.donmarquis.org/ibm.pdf
>>There are ten of these sheets in the collection.
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