recovering cartridge tapes (was: Tek fiches found! (was: Looking for Tektronix 4051 programs...))

Richard legalize at
Mon Jul 19 18:18:28 CDT 2010

In article <4C447151.12348.1B912DB at>,
    "Chuck Guzis" <cclist at>  writes:

> On 19 Jul 2010 at 16:22, Richard wrote:
> > The belt is not necessary to read data from the tape, only to keep the
> > two reels in the cartridge moving together.
> > 
> > This is similar to the 9/7-track reading device: there are no takeup
> > and feeder reels as they are normally present in a working drive.  The
> > tape is not pulled over the read head under tension.  
> Do you mean the system used in vacuum-column 7/9 track drives?

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