HP & 800BPI / was Re: Tape cleaner on eBay

Brent Hilpert hilpert at cs.ubc.ca
Sun Oct 11 11:31:59 CDT 2015

On 2015-Oct-10, at 9:59 PM, Marc Verdiell wrote:
> Brent Hilpert <hilpert at cs.ubc.ca> wore:
>> I had that problem with the stuck reel hubs. Failed to take my own
> advice-to-self to leave the reels unmounted and they stuck again, 
>> although easier to get off this time as it hadn't been many years under
> pressure.
> I ended up covering the rubber hub with black electrical tape. That prevents
> it from sticking again. 

OK; offhand, didn't think there'd be enough clearance to handle the extra tape thickness.

>> I had originally written it in a re-targetable cross-assembler in a
> now-outdated development environment under MacOS9. 
>> Last year rewrote someone else's assembler (C source) - it should work in
> any standard C environment. 
>> Was using it to re-assemble HPBASIC.
>> [...] Can send you the source if you wish.
> I'll gladly take the source, that would be very helpful later on.

Forgot, it's online already:

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