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    I realize it isn't likely to be identified by me but could you provide images of the connectors and a look at the open tape drive? Might narrow down what type of system it is intended to connect to. I suspect industrial programming tool but I don't have the knowledge to quickly recognize one.

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    The connector is visible in the image of the open unit. DB-25F, it appears.

    Telex made video terminals-this is what amounts to a paper tape simulator using cassette. They used to not uncommon during the 1970s. Realize that many applications back then assumed that you had an ASR or the like and could use paper tape. Since Telex made glass ttys, this looks exactly proper for that.

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    Thanks Chuck!

    Yes, the connector is a female DB25. I guess the BCD does, in fact, just stand for Binary Coded Decimal? The sticker on the sticker suggests that it was made in January 1984. I don't know if there's much else to be learned from it.

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    Here's another one. I'm probably an idiot, but I don't recognize this 50 pin connector. What is it?

    50pin.jpg

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    My guess is it's a hot-plug adapter for an IDE drive. Presumably there's a drive enclosure out there somewhere with a row of matching connectors.

    Actually I'm not sure if IDE supported hot-plug. It's possible the enclosure this went with was intended to make drive swaps fast and easy, but only with the system powered down.

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    SCSI SCA-to-SE adapter.

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    But the IDC connector is only 40 pin.

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    Ah, so it is. If the 40-pin 0.100" connector were female, that would cinch the IDE conclusion.

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    It is a CDROM ide to standard IDE adapter to use a laptop CDROM drive on a standard IDE port.

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    We have a winner! The connector is called a 50 pin JAE. Thanks guys.

    http://www.cablesonline.com/slnocd50pinj.html

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