IBM 9348 9-track tape drive

John Foust jfoust at
Fri Jun 17 10:38:03 CDT 2005

At 10:16 AM 6/17/2005, Al Kossow wrote:
>It is also 1600/6250 only, and 88780s are pretty rough on
>sticky tapes, so don't try using it on anything irreplacable.

Speaking of sticky tapes, and being a few years short of
personal opportunity as a tape operator, I recently read
that operators would rub a bit of nose oil on the sticky
or unreadable spot on the tape, and then it would read.
True story? 

- John

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