This durable ribbon is
designed to work with many of Lathem's current (and retired) mechanical
time recorders including the 2000, 3000, and 4000 series. The ribbon will also
work in the 8000 series clocks, however the ribbon life will be slightly
The 7-2CN ribbon comes
packaged in a sealed plastic inner-liner to prevent the ribbon drying out prior
to opening and is made from heavy-duty nylon designed to stand up to the
repeated impact of Lathem's mechanical time clock print mechanisms.
An important feature of
the 7-2CN is it's reversing grommet which triggers the Lathem Ribbon Reversing
Mechanism to extend the usable life of the ribbon. With this reversing grommet,
the Lathem 7-2CN ribbon reverses when it reaches the end of the ribbon and
reprints with the same ribbon until the print becomes too light.