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Old 22nd Oct 2007, 6:23 pm   #21
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This thread has got me looking through my collection of tapes. The only oddity I've found is this one.
Don't know where I got it from - probably Oxfam!

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Old 23rd Oct 2007, 4:15 pm   #22
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Here's two more:

1: TDK Open Reel Tape. Complete with Stickers to go on reel.
2: ORWO - Somebody mentioned them earlier. Here's a box at any rate!

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Old 6th Nov 2007, 6:53 pm   #23
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This very interesting thread has got me looking through my collection of old tapes. So here is my contribution:

1. Brand Five,
2. Pyral CJ87 CS,
3. Scotch 215,
4. Soundcraft Plus-100
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Old 7th Nov 2007, 6:26 pm   #24
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Default Re - Archive of tapes - Reel to Reel and Cassette.

Ah yes, the soundhog. Mine are the other way round, blue box with orange pig:
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Old 11th Nov 2007, 1:54 pm   #25
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I remember this very old cassette from the year 1963. This is a pic from the original 1st compact cassette from Philips brand. I found it hidden in my collection.
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Old 17th Nov 2007, 11:19 pm   #26
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Hi,

Not wishing to feel left out, here's a 'Scotch Classic' 90-minute blank 8-track cartridge.

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Old 10th Nov 2009, 1:52 am   #27
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7 inch reel spools and boxes by National which later became National- Panasonic. These are quite rare and i got mine from my family in Malta but i think they were quite common in Australia too. Anybody has these too?
I also acquired recently the 5 inch versions of the 3 spoke spool and i will attach it too.
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Old 10th Nov 2009, 1:57 am   #28
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Some very old Maxell spools and boxes. Some of these i believe were acetate based. I have some 5 inch ones but would love to have the different coloured 7 inch...i believe there was a red, green, blue and purple box. Any advance on that?
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Old 25th Jan 2010, 11:35 am   #29
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...sadly some boxes are worn...

Kodak...made in France
Philips...made in Holland
Scotch...made in England
Shamrock...made in USA
Lafayette Electronics...made in USA New York
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Old 26th Jan 2010, 9:57 am   #30
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Hi.

Does anyone know whether 'Lafayette' and 'International Electronics' were linked? My tired old head may be deceiving me but I'd swear I've seen the 'Lafayette' box design with the 'International' name.

Roger.

PS: As an aside, I used lots of the 'International' stuff when I was young - it was cheap and I was broke - and I never had a single problem. In my opinion very underrated.
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Old 26th Jan 2010, 10:04 am   #31
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Default Re: Archive of tapes - Reel to Reel and Cassette.

You can see the 'International' box in post #21 above, it doesn't really look like a Lafayette box does it?

My father used a couple of reels of international, it was awful, it kept streching whether this was because he used double play tape I'm not sure.
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Old 26th Jan 2010, 10:13 pm   #32
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Hi Michael.

I mentioned this to a friend this morning and he emailed the attached photo. Question answered I think!

Your comment re the 'stretchy' tape is interesting. I genuinely never encountered any problems at all. You may well be right about the double play thing. I think I only ever bought one reel of DP. I have some very old 5" & 5.75" reels of International in my collection and they still seem OK - no shedding.

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Old 18th Feb 2010, 10:15 pm   #33
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I have loads of odd reels, everyone knows Scotch, but do they know what they were called in the first place? See the pictures, though these are Clydon reels, up in my loft I have some scotch plastic reels with the same logo.
I think you'll find it is Cyldon. They did cine reels. Is it cine width?
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Old 13th May 2010, 9:02 am   #34
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Pictured these two.
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Old 17th Nov 2010, 9:09 pm   #35
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Here is my oldest tape box, a 7" reel of Philips EL3914 LP tape from 1963. Sadly I don't have the original reel.
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Old 17th Nov 2010, 11:23 pm   #36
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Here are a few more.

First two are language lab booth tapes, 900ft of Lp tape on a 5 3/4 inch spool, with a 1.5m leader complete with stop foil, to prevent the student tape running off the reel. Tape stock very similar on both; Agfa PE 36 maybe?

3" scotch mailer tape, early 60s. Standard play

3" EMI mailer tape, late 60s. Standard play.

4" Philips LP tape, late 60s. 600ft!
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Old 18th Nov 2010, 11:27 am   #37
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Following on from another recent post under tape-recorders, I wonder if the contributors, above, could tell us the colour of the tape and colour of the leaders - bearing in mind not all leaders will be original? I would be happy to compile it.

for example:

BASF LGS35 - light brown, green leader, red tail
Ilford-Zonal LP (1970) - light brown, yellow leader, blue tail

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Old 18th Nov 2010, 12:18 pm   #38
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Please note the moderator comments in post #1.

In any case, I don't think this would be helpful with randomly acquired used tapes. The tapes are often on the wrong reel, usually after playing (though this is actually considered good archival practice.) The tapes often have missing or replacement leaders and trailers following home editing or splice failure. Finally, the tape itself may not be what it appears unless a tape code is physically printed on the back.

Back to piccies please
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Old 18th Nov 2010, 1:23 pm   #39
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From a box of tapes acquired several years ago. Sadly, they had been bulk-erased before I got them, otherwise I might have found some interesting stuff on some of them. This one seems to be brand new:
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The BBC used a lot of those 5" spools with big hubs. They only store 450' rather than 600', but they could be used in Uher Report portables to record interviews and then be edited on their big studio Studers without overstressing the tape.
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