Each drawer has two removable trays for the punch cards. These would be pulled out and carried to a card reader for sorting. The machine could be set to simply sort the cards for a given set of data.
You can uses these for storage of just about anything. Very well made and strong cabinet. We have a few others of these in other sizes.
5x7 cards and 12 drawer. 18.5W × 28D × 57H Need I say, heavy. The item "Vintage General Fireproofing Co.
File Card Catalog Cabinet 11 Drawer WE SHIP" is in sale since Wednesday, January 1, 2020. This item is in the category "Business & Industrial\Office\Office Furniture\Filing Cabinets". The seller is "brooksvaleartisans" and is located in Hamden, Connecticut.This item can be shipped to United States.