Unknown Honeywell tape drive - Help!

Philipp Hachtmann hachti at hachti.de
Tue Jan 10 07:14:32 CST 2006


Hi,

> I spent time working with several Honeywell DPS-8's and DPS-6's in
> the early 90's.  That looks to predate anything I saw at the site
> with the DPS-8's, and we had some pretty old equipment.
It must be from the late 60's or early 70's, not newer.

> What I think is interesting is the size, it's a decidedly small tape
> drive,
Do you think it has a smaller reel size, too? When I was looking at the pic I could not esteem if
the reel size is reduced, too.


> I've *never* seen a 9-Track drive
> that size.  It looks like it was intended to be used while sitting
> down.

So I will rescue it.

Regards,
Philipp

... Still looking for more information...!




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