Question about DECtape formulation

Paul Koning paulkoning at
Wed Jan 26 15:59:53 CST 2022

> On Jan 26, 2022, at 1:28 PM, Tom Gardner via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
> ...The UNISERVO I, of Univac I, tape drives had a separate spool of clear
> very thin film that was clock motor wound across the head when tape was
> moving, since the phosphor bronze plated tape was very abrasive.  That
> existed long before LINCtape/DECtape."
> Note that LINCtape is DECtape :-)

Media-wise, yes.  The format is very different indeed.


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