Storage for 1/2" open reel tape

Mike Loewen mloewen at
Fri Apr 5 17:53:04 CDT 2019

On Fri, 5 Apr 2019, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:

> On 4/5/19 2:58 PM, Grant Taylor via cctalk wrote:
>> On 4/5/19 3:20 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
>>> See how each reel of tape hangs from a slot in a horizontal bar? Those
>>> white-and-black strips wrapped around the tapes are what I'm referring
>>> to as being deteriorated.
>> How does that come off the reel?
>> Does the reel slide out?  Does it unlatch?  Do you have a picture of one
>> without the tape reel in it?
> The IRS facility photo used the IBM style; not flexible, but rather a
> two-part sliding rigid plastic arrangement.  I think that the IRS also
> used a robotic "picker.
> I'd have to take a photo of one, I think, though if you have a very
> ancient Wright-Line catalog, it's probably in there.

    There's a good picture of the IBM autoloading tape seal on this page:

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