The class of machines variously called Reproducing Punches, Summary Punches, Gang Punches, and/or Document Originating Machines included the IBM 513 (date unknown) and 514 (1945) Reproducing Punches, the Type 516 (1932, intended as a Summary Punch for the 285), the IBM 519 Document Originating Machine (1946) (CLICK on any image to magnify), and the IBM 526 Printing Summary Punch. These machines performed a variety of tasks, according to the wiring of their control panels:
519 Control Panel
Result decks did not have holes interpreted by printed characters across the top; that was the work of another machine called an Interpreter. All operations in the 513, 514, and 519 except summary punching are performed at 100 cards per minute.
The 526 is a unique hybrid: it's an 026 Card Punch and Summary Punch and Interpreter combined. It's slower than a dedicated Summary Punch (18 columns per second = 15 cards per minute) but it prints as it punches and it doubles as a key punch.
Type 403 Accounting Machine with Type 514 Summary Punch
Also See: Tabulators, Sorters, Key Punches, Collators, Interpreters, Calculators.
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