8 inch floppies

Fred Cisin cisin at xenosoft.com
Fri Dec 13 18:41:21 CST 2019

On Fri, 13 Dec 2019, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
> Some could also be "flippies".  Those were made by several manufacturers.

. . . and almost 40 years ago, for my first marketed product, I made and 
marketed plexiglass pocket shaped jigs for marking diskettes for punching 
them.  Several models, a 5.25 into Flippy, and an 8" into SS/Flippy and 
DS.  One some, I also had a jig for putting on hub-rings.

In the FIRST and LAST picture, at the lower left, the bottom three 
diskettes are a Memorex "1S" single sided single density, and two Memorex 
"2D" double sided double density.
About half are the Memorex "2D", a handful of the Memorex "1S", a handful 
of Nashua 2D, a scotch 1D, . . . 
I'm pretty sure that those are NOT Memorex "flippies".

But, the previous owner could have had one of my jigs or a competing one, 
or could have had more than one drive or more than one system, or a drive 
that did both.

But the variant types don't invalidate your hypothesis of what system, any 
more than finding a few extraneous Macintosh diskettes in the box for your 
Windows disks.  I assume that you are right, but there are some others 
thrown in.
("How the hell did those get mixed together?")

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