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sandisk
July 17th, 2016, 07:28 PM
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I am curious if anyone knew what particular models of System/360 this from would have been used for and the approximate date?

I have a partial pad of 10 of these 16 1/2" x 11" sheets (the pad originally had 25). I believe these were used by a college student who attended classes in the early 1970s and was later became a civil engineer / architect.

The earliest mention of these I've found so far are in this IBM document from December 1969:

https://ia801609.us.archive.org/14/items/bitsavers_ibm360biblystem360BibliographyDec69_1203 8347/GA22-6822-14_System_360_Bibliography_Dec69.pdf


GX20-1711 IBM System/360 Record Layout Worksheet 80

Padded forms showing double word, word, halfword
and byte boundaries. Bytes marked to accommodate
packed-decimal digits. Provides for two records of 256
positions each, both in hexadecimal and decimal num-
bering. (25 per pad-11 x 16 1/2 )

This similar publication from IBM from 1973 also lists them, but their size is has shrunk to 6 1/2" x 11" and the number of sheets has grown from 25 to 50.

http://bitsavers.trailing-edge.com/pdf/ibm/360/bibliography/GA22-6822-20_System_360_and_System_370_Bibliography_Jul73.pd f

The actual forms I have were printed with the number "GX20-1711-1" & "UM/0251" in the top right.

This IBM publication does list the number with the extra "-1" but its dated 1980 and does fit the time period when the student was at college.

http://bitsavers.trailing-edge.com/pdf/ibm/43xx/GC20-0001-3_370_4300bib_Jan80.pdf

Reference:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_System/360

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