Roswell CVB | Punch Card Machine Demo
August 03

Punch Card Machine Demo

Come learn more about this history and punch your own souvenir card on an original IBM 029 to take home during the demo.

Ever wonder about the history of the punchcard? The punchcard exhibit starts with a Jacquard Loom, one of the earliest uses of punched cards, which helped to make woven fabric more affordable. Herman Hollerith’s invention of electromechanical processing of cards tabulated data for the 1890 census. The IBM family of punch card machines was used for data processing and record-keeping across many industries and academia. Punched cards were even used for matchmaking at the University of Iowa in 1963!

  • Admission: Free with museum admission, which ranges from $0-$15. See website.
  • Location: Computer Museum of America
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • 5000 Commerce Parkway
  • Roswell, GA, 30076