The HP 2748B is a Paper Tape Reader, used with HP 1000 or 2000 range of computers, such as the HP 2100A Computer and the HP 1000 in our collection.

The original HP 2748 was first seen in 1969 at the cost of $1,500 which is $10,550 (£8,530) in 2020. A year later the 2748A was introduced, with an added take-up reel but with the priced doubling to $3,000.

The paper tape could be read at 500 characters per second.

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