Scotch 777 "blue label" tape blues confirmed

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Wed Aug 7 00:10:05 CDT 2019

On 7/20/19 10:18 AM, Mark J. Blair via cctalk wrote:

>> On Jul 20, 2019, at 9:38 AM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk
>> <cctalk at> wrote:
>> your cleaning machine
> I do not have a cleaning machine. Do you suppose a cyclomethicone
> applicator fabricobbled into the tape path of a tape drive might
> work?
> I haven't encountered these sorts of issues in 9-track tapes yet, but
> I've certainly been frustrated with binder bleed and/or sticky shed
> when I tried to mess with a TK50 drive.
Just shipped the last batch of tapes back--there were no fewer than six
of those buggers in it--all had sticky/bleed whatever.   Cyclomethicone
did the trick on all six.   These were all from between 1969-74.


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