IBM 9348 9-track tape drive

Dwight K. Elvey dwight.elvey at
Fri Jun 17 13:12:19 CDT 2005

>From: "Brian Knittel" <brian at>
>> ... I recently read that operators would rub a bit of nose oil on
>> the sticky or unreadable spot on the tape
>Is that the expensive stuff you buy in a little bottle,
>they call it Attar of Noses?

 This may have worked for reading but my experience is
that any finger or nose grease will make recording
fail on cassette tapes.

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