TU56 DECtape takeup reel needed

Mike Katz bitwiz at 12bitsbest.com
Fri Dec 17 08:44:29 CST 2021

I am also in need of emtpy reels.  I purchased a TU56 that had been 
taken apart to restore and the restoration had never been finished. The 
empty reels were not in the box of parts.

Has anyone tried 3D printing these?

On 12/17/2021 8:01 AM, Jay Jaeger via cctalk wrote:
> On 12/12/2021 1:08 PM, Alan Frisbie via cctalk wrote:
>> I just unpacked the rack with my TU56 DECtape drive and discovered that
>> the movers managed to break the takeup reels.  This, despite many layers
>> of foam padding, stretch film, and warning signs.  On the other hand,
>> this was the only item that suffered any damage at all.  Not too bad for
>> three moving van loads!
>> Can anyone help me with an empty DECtape reel or two?
>> Thanks,
>> Alan Frisbie
> Were they left on the drive during shipping?
> Anyway, I can probably find one lying around that I could spare. (Or, 
> if you have a bunch of tapes, maybe sacrifice a scratch?)
> Location?

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