On May 31, 2014, at 12:36 PM, Dennis Boone <drb at msu.edu> wrote:
How about a
handful of Little Blue Things? Those are the 1/4 inch
wide blue vinyl strips that stick to the shiny backing of DECtape, and
serve to hold the end to the reel when you put it into the case.
Anybody know where to get little blue things these days? Seems like
every 9track reel that comes my way needs an lbt or a block of foam
(lbts seem safer, given how foam often ages). Getting tired of needing
to run 500 feet off the reel to get to the fold-loopback caused by loose
packing and the inevitable shift in the mail.
I remember a child?s toy set ? the same material as LBTs but in several colors, cut into
shapes like flowers and fruit. You would stick them to clean dry windows to make
So you might look in toy stores for that material and cut suitable strips.